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Oct. 15, 2021

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Woodland’s free summer school aimed at closing learning gap

The Columbian

WOODLAND — A three-week summer school program provided by Woodland Public Schools helped students who fell behind during the pandemic. The district used pandemic relief funds combined with other funds to provide the summer program for free.

A total of 144 students took up the offer: 61 students in elementary school, 39 in middle school and 44 in high school. While elementary students focused on developing reading skills, middle school students focused on literacy and mathematics. High school students worked to recover credits they lost during remote learning.

The district plans to continue to offer summer school in coming years depending on need.

“We will continue to provide summer school until we close the gap created by the pandemic,” North Fork Elementary School principal Denise Pearl, who volunteered to serve as principal of the district’s K-12 summer school program, said in a news release.