More than 300 students have signed up for Summer Enrichment Classes that will be offered by Richmond County Schools this summer, and three courses are already full.
As a result of the high response, RCS will extend the deadline for registrations to Friday, May 4, to give families a little more time to sign up.
“We’re offering a variety of activities for children and young people of all ages,” said Michael Perry, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. “We want to stress that these courses are open to all children.”
The Summer Programs guide contains all of the information families need to plan a summer full of fun learning opportunities for their children. It features a listing of the Summer Enrichment Programs by grade level with all dates and times, so that they can plan around other summer events. Each of the summer enrichment programs requires $10 participation fee. The fee covers class materials, and a book that each student will receive when he or she attends a course.
The guide also details the information about the RCS Summer Feeding Program, offering a lunchtime meal free of charge to RCS students and other children ages 18 and younger. The summer feeding program will operate at two schools: Monroe Avenue Elementary and Ellerbe Middle. This program will be offered throughout the summer and is designed to ensure that children of all ages can eat healthy lunches even while out of school.
“For a lot of students, school lunch is most nutritious meal of their day,” Lois Hood, child nutrition director said. “This program is designed to provide healthy meals to students during the summer. It is open to any child within the age range. We hope all children and their parents will take advantage of this opportunity.”
Summer Programs booklets are available at each of the schools, the RCS district office, as well as from the RCS website, www.richmond.k12.nc.us.
Registration for the summer programs will now close on Friday May 4, 2012. For more information, contact the RCS District Office, 910-582-5860.