PCS Summer SOLE Program

Putnam County Schools will be offering Student Opportunities for Learning and Engagement (SOLE) for Summer 2021 at the Elementary, Middle, and High School-Level.

Registration for both summer sessions (Session One, June 29-July 20 and Session Two, July 22-August 10) is now open and will close on April 23 at 4 pm. All programs are FREE for the students of Putnam County. Students will receive more information about Summer SOLE in the form of brochures to take home by Friday, April 9.

Below you will find grade-level program highlights and links to download SOLE brochures and to register your child. Register today for summer learning!


ELEMENTARY SUMMER SOLE

At the elementary level, SOLE will offer a variety of FREE programs offered Monday-Friday. Registration for both summer sessions is now open and will close on April 23 at 4 pm. Students may attend both sessions and choose multiple programs if schedule and grade band permit. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided!

Session One: June 29-July 20
Session Two: July 22-August 10
*Does not apply to Friday Programs or Japanese Immersion

Monday-Thursday Programs:

Camp Ready 4K
Students entering Kindergarten in August 2021
George Washington Elementary and Mountain View Elementary
June 29 to August 10
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Focus will be on early foundational reading and math skills to assist with transitioning to kindergarten. Skills will be taught through fun, hands-on, small, and whole group instruction. This program will be available in both sessions.

Foundational Skills Camp
Students entering First or Second Grade in August 2021
George Washington Elementary and Mountain View Elementary
June 29 to August 10
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Focus will be on early foundational reading and math skills. Activities will be engaging and include a combination of centers and whole group instruction. This program will be available in both sessions.

SOLE/Project Lead the Way
Students who have completed Grades 2-5
George Washington Elementary and Mountain View Elementary
June 29 to August 10
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
These programs will be broken up throughout the day, with blocks for reading skills, math skills, and Project Lead the Way Modules that are engaging and standards-based. Examples of activities include challenges that incorporate real-life scenarios into hands-on problem-solving activities. Topics include properties of matter, coding, and energy transfer. This program will be available in both sessions.

Arts in the Afternoon
Students who have completed Grades 2-5
George Washington Elementary and Mountain View Elementary
June 29 to August 10
1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
This program will give students the opportunity to explore a combination of art, music, dance, and wellness in a relaxed, engaging setting.

Friday Programs:

Reading Rocks!
Students exiting Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd Grade
George Washington Elementary and Mountain View Elementary
July 2 to August 6
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Students will experience developmentally appropriate reading lessons in a literacy-rich environment with an appropriate balance of independent and teacher-directed activities, a broad range of experiences, and frequent opportunities for children to make choices about what they read.

Robotics
Students exiting 4th or 5th Grade
George Washington Elementary and Mountain View Elementary
July 2 to August 6
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Students will explore the ways robots are used in today's world and their impact on society and the environment. They will design their own robots through exploration and problem-solving.

Spanish Immersion
Students who have completed Grades 3-5
George Washington Elementary and Mountain View Elementary
July 2 to August 6
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Students will learn about Spanish culture through songs, dances, games, and art while learning basic Spanish greetings and vocabulary.

Tuesday-Friday Programs:

Japanese Immersion Camp
Students who have completed Grades 3-5
Scott Teays Elementary School
June 15-18
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Students will learn about Japanese culture through songs, dances, games, and art.

Transportation:
Transportation to and from summer school locations will be provided to central sites for families in need of assistance with transportation.

Counseling and Support:
Counselors and psychologists will provide students and families with social/emotional supports and resources where needed.

Registration for Elementary Summer SOLE:
Please complete a survey for each child you wish to register. All students placed in a program will be contacted prior to June 4, 2021. Programs and locations are dependent upon staffing and student need. Should location adjustments or changes be necessary, families will be notified. The registration link for PCS’ Elementary-Level Summer SOLE can be found HERE

For additional questions on PCS’ Elementary Summer SOLE, please contact Putnam County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department at 304.586.0500 ext. 1122 or 1178.


MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER SOLE

Putnam County Schools will be offering middle school students FREE summer programs July 29 through August 10 to engage students in hands-on, project-based learning activities tied to the middle-level content standards through Project Lead the Way (PLTW) as well as opportunities to increase student success through critical skill blocks.

This program is free to students of Putnam County! Locations are at Hurricane Middle School and George Washington Middle School. Doors open at 8 AM. Registration for both summer sessions is now open and will close on April 23 at 4 pm.

Session One: June 29-July 20
Session Two: July 22-August 10

Students may enroll in Summer SOLE Session One (Monday-Thursday), Summer SOLE Session Two (Monday-Thursday), Automation & Robotics Friday Challenge Sessions (Six Fridays), or a combination of all three. Students will be placed in either group one or group two based on enrollment. Additional Arts in the Afternoon courses that will focus on art, foreign language, music, and wellness will be available to allow for parent pick-up at 3:30 PM if needed. (Class offerings subject to staffing.)  

Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS)and Art Rotation:
Skill Gap Instruction provided by Math, ELA, and Science teacher during MTSS rotations.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW):

  • Teachers will provide instruction on Design and Modeling where students discover the design process and engineering, and throughout the unit, design an innovative model to meet a real-world problem.
  • Teachers will provide instruction on the Medical Detectives module; students will examine, investigate, and explore medical data through hands-on projects and labs to uncover the mystery of the human body.
  • Students must attend both summer sessions to receive instruction in both modules.

Friday Challenge:
On Fridays, students will work through the PLTW Automation & Robotics module. In this unit, students will trace the history of automation and learn about mechanical systems, energy, and automation. They will use VEX Robotics to design, build, and program. This is optional for families and transportation is not provided.

Counseling and Support During Summer SOLE:
Counselors and psychologists will provide students and families with social/emotional supports and resources as needed.

Tutoring:
After-school tutoring will continue every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for two hours for core intervention and support at all middle schools during the 2021-22 school year.

Transportation:
Transportation to and from summer school locations will be provided to central sites for families in need of assistance. 

Meals:
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided in all 8:30 AM-1:30 PM sessions and on Fridays during Robotics Challenge.

Fall Extension:
Summer modules will be implemented in all four Putnam County middle schools in the fall. Intervention and skill gap data will be provided to each middle school for the continuation of student intervention and support.

Registration for Middle School Summer SOLE:
Please complete a survey for each child you wish to register. The registration link for PCS’ Middle-Level Summer SOLE can be found HERE

For additional questions on PCS’ Middle School Summer SOLE, please contact Putnam County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department at 304.586.0500 ext. 1140 or 1121.


HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SOLE

At the high school level, SOLE will offer a variety of FREE programs and workshops offered throughout the summer. Transportation to and from main site locations will provide all students access to Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM programming.

Credit Acquisition
Location: Hurricane High
June 29 to August 10
8:30 AM-1:30 PM / Optional Support Time 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Program will cover English 10/11/12 and Math (Geometry/Financial Algebra/Advanced Mathematical Modeling).

Credit Recovery
Location: Hurricane High and Poca High
June 29 to July 30
8:30 AM-1:30 PM
Using the online credit recovery program, students can earn credits upon demonstration of mastery.

Credit Acquisition & Recovery Registration Information: 
Student's high school counselors will complete student registration forms for those who need to be enrolled in the Credit Acquisition Summer Program or traditional Credit Recovery through WVVS. Detailed information will be mailed to parents after the registration window closes. 

ACT/SAT Prep
The ACT/SAT Prep is a virtual course that will help students develop skills and test-taking strategies to improve ACT/SAT achievement scores.

Driver's Education
Location: Poca High Driving Range
June 23 to July 29 (Monday-Friday)
Option One: 8 AM-10:30 AM
Option Two: 10:30 AM-1 PM
Four Instructors – Students will receive the requirements to receive their driver certification cards, including written, component, observation hours, & driving range & street driving hour requirements. No transportation provided. 

***Summer Driver's Education Class Now FULL***

Additional Programs & Workshops:

TASC Prep
Location: Putnam Career & Technical Center (PCTC)
June 14 to August 11
8:30 AM-1:30 PM
Contact: CD Caldwell, 304.586.3494
Option Pathway Students & Option II Students 

PCTC Workshops
PCTC Workshops are Career Building Workshops led by PCTC staff. All soft skills are derived from WVDE College and Career-Readiness Dispositions and Standards for Student Success. The soft skills lessons and activities are not only a part of WVDE standards but also fit industry standards set forth by the state; therefore, they are skill-set related.

Counselor Workshops
June 28 to August 11
Program window of offerings as defined by building level principal and as enrollment warrants.
Counselor Workshops Address:

  • Financial Planning for Post-Secondary Independent Living
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop
  • Transition to High School Planning

For additional questions on PCS’ High School Summer SOLE, please contact Putnam County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department at 304.586.0500 ext. 1110 or 1151.