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Students began returning to Edmund Burke School's campus in November 2020, and we are excited to continue with in-person programming this summer – paired with our rigorous health and safety protocols. We will be offering a few all-virtual classes as well for families who prefer that format.
* NOTE: programs for rising 5th graders will open for registration on April 16. Please contact email@example.com to receive a notification on that date.
This is a very welcome class after the shutdown. A lifeline for many and we are so appreciative you are offering it. – 8th Grade Parent (2020)
Instructor: TBD Format: In-Person Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
The goal of this course is to help students brush up on their grammar, reading, and writing skills to prepare for their upcoming 6th-grade English classes. Students will work on their command of mechanics and ability to produce longer pieces of writing. They will also focus on being able to pull main ideas out of a piece of reading including the 5W’s. Students can expect to get a lot of practice and have fun brushing up on their skills before the start of 6th grade!
Instructor: Elizabeth S. (English Department - chair, Burke) Format: In-Person Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
This course will cover important writing and analysis habits, skills, and strategies to help students feel confident in writing in their high school Humanities courses. The course will begin with a variety of diagnostic activities to gauge what areas of writing and analysis each particular student needs to strengthen, and then provide targeted skill-building for each student based on those strengths and weaknesses. All together, we will work on areas potentially neglected in the necessities of virtual learning, including thesis drafting, common grammar mistakes, organizing papers, and confidence and comfort with the process of revision.
Summer at Burke maintains strict COVID-19 policies with the ability to enforce them as needed. These policies may be revised at any time to adhere with local health regulations, governmental guidance, or CDC recommendations.
Students who will be coming to campus for Summer at Burke must agree to:
100% compliance with mask wearing, including keeping the nose and mouth covered
maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from their peers and teachers at all time
completing daily health screenings before entering the school building
bringing a snack and lunch to school each day (for full day programs) and three masks/cloth face coverings
not leaving the campus until the end of the day
presenting a negative COVID test (PCR only), administered at a doctor’s office or a DC Health community location no more than 7 days before returning to school
participating in an ongoing cycle (every three weeks) of surveillance testing for which Burke will contract with an outside organization (only in place for classes running 6 weeks or longer)
having all Summer at Burke Forms and Medical Forms completed before returning, including all required vaccinations (Note: we cannot require the flu vaccine, but it is highly recommended)
Quarantine for 14 days AND receive a negative PCR test if returning from a high-risk state as defined by DC
Summer @ Burke recognizes the effect of COVID-19 on our community, and makes an exception to provide full refunds if a student is not able to participate in a course due to COVID-19.
Summer @ Burke maintains a refund policy with the agreement to enforce it under any circumstances. Full refunds will only be provided when a course is cancelled by Summer @ Burke. Otherwise, after a registration is processed, registrants can request either a credit for Summer 2021 OR a refund of 50% before May 1, 2021. After May 1, 2021, all sales are final and payment is non-refundable.
Summer @ Burke bases staffing contracts, materials purchasing, and administrative needs based on registration.
Summer at Burke reserves the right to cancel a course at any time prior to its start date due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Summer at Burke reserves the right to change a class format from in-person to virtual learning due to COVID concerns. Full refunds will be provided for any class cancelled by Summer at Burke. Refunds will not be provided for change in class format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are proud of the inclusive, vibrant and welcoming nature of Burke’s community. We expect students to join us in keeping Burke a safe and respectful place. We expect students to act with honesty and integrity, to treat others with kindness, and to engage in conduct that neither harms nor creates a threat of harm to others or their property. These expectations apply both on and off campus, to any conduct that impacts or threatens to impact the School and its community. Behavior that violates the safety of our community, students, or staff is to be reported to the Director of Summer Programs for review.