Community Schools and Parks & Recreation Enrichment Programming

Overview

This program run by SPS Somerville Community Schools and Somerville Parks and Recreation Department.

These programs are free and will be outdoors and weather permitting.

Students will be divided into 2 Cohorts (Cohorts A and B) that align with our Phased Hybrid Model, which allows us the opportunity to serve more students. Assigning students to cohorts now will also facilitate a smooth transition for when we are able to gradually start moving into some form of in-person instruction as part of our Hybrid Model. Students in Cohort A would be able to register for the Thursday/Friday programming and students in Cohort B would be able to register for the Monday/Tuesday programming.

Somerville Food & Nutrition Services will provide lunch for the 12:30 program, and snacks for other programs

Community Schools will offer a 2-hour program (12:30-2:30 p.m.) for Pre-K and K students at tented outdoor sites at all SPS elementary schools. Registration for this program will be through Community Schools.
Parks & Recreation will offer outdoor programs as follows. Registration for Parks & Recreation programs will be through Parks & Recreation.

  • Grades 1-2: 2:30-3:45 p.m.
  • Grades 3-5: 4:00-5:15 p.m.
  • Grades 6-8: 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Parks & Recreation programming will take place in tented areas at the following sites:

  • Dilboy – for Brown School and West Somerville Neighborhood School students
  • Lincoln Park – for Argenziano School and Kennedy School students
  • Healey – for Healey School students
  • East Somerville Community School Field – for ESCS students
  • Winter Hill Community Innovation School Field – for WHCIS students

We are continuing to work on possible Wednesday virtual and/or in-person outdoor programming opportunities for students after school hours, and will share further details as they are finalized.