Summer Program Offers Extra Support

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This summer, more than 100 students from Smithtown Central School District are getting extra support during the summer months thanks to the Extended School Year Program, which is housed at Smithtown Elementary School.

The program, which runs from July 3 to Aug. 11, helps support students’ social-emotional and academic needs for those entering grades 1-9. This year’s theme is “Keep in Mind to Be Kind,” which ties into “Fun Friday” activities such as field day, carnival day and a picnic.

Eighty-one students are enrolled in the program and an additional 20 students are scheduled for related services offered. Two CAP classes for autistic students are offered in addition to an after-school program for autistic students to promote socialization and peer interaction. 

Presentations occur weekly from the Smithtown Library’s summer reading program in addition to a visit from a fireman from the Smithtown Fire Department to teach about fire, pool and bike safety. Each Tuesday, students participate in a spirit day by wearing their favorite sports team jerseys, Smithtown colors and mismatched outfits.