Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District

2020 Summer School Dates & Locations

K-8 SUMMER SCHOOL

  • June 15-July 17 (No school on July 3)
  • Locations:  Grades K-3: Forest Ridge; Grades 4-8: West Middle School

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL

  • Monday - Thursday
  • June 15 - July 23
  • Locations: 9th Grade Center & Oak Creek High School 10-12 Building 

High school summer is primarily remedial.  Please see your school counselor for more information.

K-8 Summer School Course Requests

Summer school course requests will be accepted March 9-30 for students entering grades KG-8th for the 20-21 school year. All course requests are made online using your Infinite Campus parent portal account. Summer school is not first come-first served. Due to restrictions on class size, all course requests will not be able to be met, so parents are asked to list alternate course selections for their child at the time course requests are made. This is especially important if summer school is part of your child care for summer.

Students living in the district, but not attending an OCFSD school are welcome to attend summer school. If your child does not currently attend an OCFSD school, a guardian will need to complete the enrollment process prior to being able to select courses. Enrollment for summer school can be done at any time, but please note that there is a 48 hour turnaround time after all documentation is submitted. Please see the enrollment page for more details on this process.

Camp OC Child Care

Youth Programs offers child care throughout the summer.  During summer school Camp OC works in conjunction with K-8 summer school to provide whole day child care.

K-8 Summer School Contact Information

Kari Strasser
Email: summerschool@ocfsd.org
Phone: 414-768-5887

K-8 Summer School Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is K-8 summer school?

The OCFJSD summer school for elementary/middle school students (KG-8th grade) is an extension of the curriculum taught during the regular school year. Students have many opportunities to enrich their learning through various course offerings. Enrichment courses are open to all students who will be entering kindergarten to those entering 8th grades. The Summer School Course catalogs include a description of each class.

2. When do I register my child for summer school?

Online course selection/registration occurs March 9-30 and takes place in Infinite Campus. After the early registration deadline there will be a blackout period while courses are scheduled. A Google Form waiting list will open April 15-May 22 to fill courses with availability. Specific Dates will be added here when they are available.

3. If I sign my child up for a class on the first day of online course selection in Infinite Campus, do they have a better chance of getting the class they want?

We use a scheduler program that randomly places students in courses that they have requested up to when the capacity is met. It is designed to best meet the needs of all students. Classes are not first come, first serve and there is no guarantee that your child will get a full schedule. If your child does not get a full schedule you will need to add your child to the online waiting list.

4. What grades is summer school K-8 for?

Summer school is for all students entering 5 year old kindergarten through those entering 8th grade for the 2020-21 school year. If your child will finish K4 this school year then they will attend kindergarten classes.

5. My child has an IEP. Can they still attend summer school?

We welcome and encourage all students to participate in summer school enrichment programming, however, please note that summer school is permissive and classes are not designed to provide the same level of services and supports which would be provided during the regular school year. While additional staff and aide support will be available for enrichment courses, if your child has special education needs necessitating significant supports during the school year, please consult with your child’s special education teacher for program recommendations.  

6. My child is going into K4 next year. Can I still sign them up for a kindergarten class?

No. The kindergarten classes are for students who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.

7. Which grade should I sign my child up for?

You will select the grade that your child WILL be entering next fall.  

8. How long is each summer school class and how many classes can my child take?

With the exception of band lessons for grades 6, 7, 8, summer school classes are 2 hours long. Children can take one or two summer school classes.

9. Is Aspire before and after care available for summer school?

The wraparound care for summer is called Camp OC. Like the Aspire program that runs during the school year, Camp OC is run by Youth Programs and you register your child through the Youth Programs department.  Click HERE for more information about Camp OC. 

10. Is there busing for summer school?

No. There is no busing for summer school.

11. My child(ren) will be attending Camp OC wraparound. How many classes should they take?

 

If your child will be attending summer school and Camp OC Wraparound care to be a full day of childcare then your child will need to take 2 summer school classes. Occasionally a student is only coming for one class and there is a need for one specific period. If this is the case, please send an email to summerschool@ocfsd.org. While there are no guarantees your child will end up in their first choice class, we will work with you so your child will not have a gap between Camp OC and summer school. Listing multiple alternate classes will assist us in getting your child scheduled.

12. Can I make a special request for my child be placed in the same classes as their friends?

 

No. Due to the large number of students who enroll in our summer school we are not able to take special requests for this purpose.

13. Is there only one location for summer school?

No, there are two locations for summer school that are determined by the grade your child will be in next fall

14. Can I drop my student off early?

Students who need to be dropped off before the doors open will need to be registered for Camp OC Wraparound Care.

15. How do I register for summer school if my child already attends a school in the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District?

 Online course requests will occur in March. Parents will need to log into their Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to select courses. 

16. My child will only be coming for one class. Can I make a request for a specific time slot?

 

If your child is only attending summer school for one period you should still put in a course request in Infinite Campus. It is helpful if you also list alternate courses if your child is not randomly selected for their first choice class in the period you need. There is no way to request a specific period in Infinite Campus, so you must also send an email to summerschool@ocfsd.org that lists the specific period. While we cannot guarantee your child a spot in their first choice class, we will work with you to try and accommodate your needs.

17. Is there a limit to the number of alternate courses I can select during online course selection?

No. You are encouraged to fill out at least one alternate course for each period you are signing up for. If you need your child to attend two periods you should fill out as many alternate classes as your child can select from the Summer School Course Catalog.

18. Why was there a change in summer school sites for the 2020 summer school?

The locations were changed due to construction at multiple sites.

19. The class my child chose has a fee. When do fees need to be paid and how do I find out the fees I owe?

No fee statements will be mailed or sent via Friday folders. Parents will need to log into their Portal account and view fees there.

Fees can be paid one of 3 ways.

  1. By credit card in your Portal account.

  2. To pay in person at your child’s school or district office using cash or check. You can print the fee statement for all members or you will need to include the full names of all children you are paying for.

  3. To pay by mail (check only). You can print the fee statement for all members or you will need to include the full names of all children you are paying for along with payment to Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District, 7630 S. 10th Street, Oak Creek, WI 53154, Attn: Summer School.

20. My child does not attend an Oak Creek-Franklin public school, but we live in the district. Can my child still attend summer school?

Yes. You will need to complete our enrollment process, including bringing in documents, no later than March 20 to get access to Infinite Campus prior to the March 30 close of summer school course requests. After March 20, you can still complete the enrollment process, but you will need to select courses with space after April 15.

21. How do I select summer school courses?

All online course requests in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal is March 9-30. A Google Form will be waiting list will be provided for courses with availability only April 15-May 24. No additional course requests will be accepted after May 24.

Check back in February for a direction sheet for course selection in Infinite Campus.