Summer F.E.S.T. Program Information

Dear Parents and Caregivers,
It was a pleasure to welcome your children back to school today for our PVPA Summer F.E.S.T (Fostering Exploration, Scholarship, and Teamwork) Program. 
 
Here are a few details to keep in mind this summer.
 
Transportation
Car pick-up and drop-off will happen at the back of the building because the program takes place in the annex. This is the first driveway on the left as you come up the hill. Please drop your student off at the sidewalk and have them walk on the grass to the back of the building, where we serve breakfast in the tents.
 
Bus Pick Up and Drop Off Times
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked out details with the bus service. Below you will find the bus pick up and drop off locations and times. Please remind students that they must wear masks on the bus. 
 
South Bus  
                       
Stop & Shop-Westfield    Pickup-7:45 Drop off-1:10
Pintus- West Springfield  Pickup- 8:05 Drop off-12:50
Boys & Girls Club-Springfield   Pickup- 8:15-8:20 Drop off- 12:30
 
North Bus
Hotel Warren- Deerfield   Pickup- 7:50 Drop off- 1:15
Thornes- Northampton-   Pickup- 8:10 Drop off- 12:50
Atkins- Amherst-     Pickup- 8:30 Drop off- 12:30
 
South Hadley does not have a summer program, so they are not offering bus service. We are working out the details with the town, and in the meantime, we encourage carpooling.
 
Health and Safety
Our program is peanut and tree nut-free this summer. Please make sure your child washes their hands with soap and water each day before leaving home.  Antibacterial spray and hand gel do not work to prevent skin exposure to peanuts.  However, hand wipes do work. In addition, we will have every student use hand wipes upon arrival to the program.
 
Snack
We will offer breakfast and a healthy snack each day. If your student wishes to bring their own snack, please be certain that it is free of peanuts and tree nuts. 
 
What to Bring Each Day
Please send your child to the program with closed-toed shoes, a mask, hat/sunscreen, water bottle, and laptop with a power cord. We have extra masks, laptops, and cups if they forget any of these items. 
 
General Schedule
The program will be from 9:00 am -12:00 pm, four days per week. We will be open on the following dates:
Week 1: July 6, 7, 8, 9, 
Week 2: July 12, 13, 14, 15
Week 3: July 19, 20, 21, 22
Week 4: July 26, 27, 28, 29 
 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 

 

8th

9th 

10th

8:45 - 9:00

Arrival

9:00 - 9:30

Opening Activity

9:30 - 10:30

ELA

ELA

Math

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-11:45

Math

Math

ELA

11:45-11:55

Closing Activity

11:55 - 12:00

Dismissal

 

Thursday

 

8th

9th 

10th

8:45 - 9:00

Arrival

9:00 - 9:45

ELA (

ELA

Math

9:45 -10:30

Math

Math

ELA

10:30-10:50

Break

10:50-11:50

Culminating Activity

11:50-12:00

Closing/Dismissal

 
 If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office and speak with an administrator.
Happy summer!