Guam DOE announces Summer School program

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The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) will be holding the Summer School Program during the months of June and July.

The summer school program will consist of distance learning through online instruction as well as physical learning packet distribution. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer School Program will not include traditional on-campus instruction on GDOE campuses.

Summer Enrichment Program for Elementary/Middle Schools

Elementary and middle school lessons and activities are open to all interested students and will be delivered through the expanded Home Learning Website from June 15, 2020 through July 31, 2020. Content will be organized weekly and will now include subject areas such as science and social studies, in addition to the current subjects of reading, writing, math and character education/life skills. Students do not need to register in order to participate. Enrichment material is not graded and is available to provide supplemental summer learning.

For students and families who do not have reliable internet access or equipment, elementary and middle schools will be distributing hard copy packets for students on a weekly basis. Families may reach out to schools directly for information on each school’s distribution schedule. The hard copy packets contain information and resources aligned with the weekly lessons and activities provided to students on the GDOE Home Summer Learning Resource website available at www.gdoe.net.

Summer School Program for High Schools

The high school Summer School Program will utilize two graded modes of instruction, including online instruction and paper based instruction for students lacking 0.5 credit or more. For students and families who do not have reliable internet access or equipment, high schools will be distributing hard copy packets for students. The following are distribution dates and times for each session:

  • Session A:  June 15 – July 3, 2020

    • Pick Up Dates & Time:

      • June 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & July 1

      • 7:00am – 9:00am

  • Session B:  July 6 – July 23, 2020

    • Pick up Dates & Times:

      • July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, & 23

      • 7:00am – 9:00am

While students from all high schools are eligible to participate, the summer program will be hosted by the following schools:

  • George Washington High School

  • John F. Kennedy High School

  • Okkodo High School

  • Simon Sanchez High School

  • Southern High School

  • Tiyan High School

Parents and students are reminded to follow all safety instructions and to wear a mask while picking up hard copy packets at GDOE campuses.

PBS University

PBS University educational programming for elementary, middle and high school students will continue throughout the summer.

PBS University features teachers from the GDOE teaching lessons in English, language arts, math and character education/life skills. Parents and students are encouraged to tune into the PBS University programming on KGTF channel 12 every afternoon throughout the week. The PBS University playlist for all lessons can be found at https://bit.ly/PBSUniversity.

This program is administered by the GDOE Federal Programs Division and funded by the U.S. Department of Education Consolidated Grant to the Outlying Areas.

For more information you may contact your child’s school, Joshua Blas at [email protected] or 300-1254, or Felix Chaco at [email protected] or 300-1361.