This summer, East Ramapo's Extended School Year Program is helping our students continue the education they get through the school year. This is an IEP full-day, NY state-mandated program, which includes instruction, recess, & special education, as well as speech and occupational therapy. where it is needed.
It's a blend of work and play, and the children really look forward to the extra special days when the school is visited by outside entertainment groups, like Paul the Magic Clown, The Bossy Frog Band, The Bubble Bus, and the Petting Zoo.
David Hershfield, the Teacher Coordinator of the Extended School Year Program at Hempstead and Elmwood Elementary Schools, notes "We create a loving, educational atmosphere where students can learn, be safe, be comfortable and feel good about themselves and continue their academic progress throughout the summer."