The SMILE, SMILE Plus, and ESY programs allow learning in the Sudbury Public Schools to continue into the summer months.
The SMILE (Summer Math Intervention and Literacy Engagement) program was developed to address the impact of COVID on student learning and was well received and highly effective last summer. The SMILE program targets numeracy and literacy skills in a setting that supports social development. Instruction is provided by trained educators and aligns with the Sudbury curriculum. The program can accommodate approximately 200 pre-kindergarten - grade 5 students. Academic sessions for students in K/1 will take place in the mornings and students in grades 2-5 will have half and full-day sessions based on data as well as teacher recommendations. The SMILE program helps address the needs of students with current ELA and Math curriculum interventions and supports. All of this is done while making the learning experience fun through theme days, special events, and hands-on experiences.
ESY (Extended School Year) is for students who receive special education services identified through the IEP process in order to prevent substantial regression over the summer months. If you have questions about ESY services, please reach out to the building Team Chair.