The learning never stops in District 30
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Incoming kindergartners are selected for the program following a screening process in the spring.
Heumann said that the program gives students a chance makes friends with children from the district’s other elementary schools. Clear Stream is the perfect location, she said, because it is located in the center of the Valley Stream elementary district.
The summer school program runs through Aug. 9.
Special education support
About 35 students are also enrolled in a six-week special education program. The service, being offered for the second year, is for students with disabilities who require year-round support, according to Nicole Schimpf, the director of special education. Three special education teachers, two speech therapists, an occupational therapist and a physical therapist are working with the children.
Schimpf said students used to go to BOCES for the program, but District 30 decided to offer it in-house to meet a growing need. The students, who also come to Clear Stream every morning, are receiving support in reading, writing and math, and are also taking part in the Lego robotics classes.