Summer Rising (Summer School)

Dear PS 101 Families:

As part of a Chancellor’s Initiative, Summer School (called Summer rising) is optional for students, meaning anyone can send their child and is an In-Person experience (no remote).

PS101’s building will not be open. Our students will attend Summer School at PS 216 located at 350 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11223 and students must attend a full day from 8am – 6pm.

Summer Rising Grades K-8

Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate.

We are planning the City’s most exciting summer ever! For the first time, we will fully integrate the strengths of DOE academics with the Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) school-based enrichment programming. Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and caring adults in safe, supervised, and enriching ways.

All K–8 students participating in programs will have access to academic classes and enrichment programming, including field trips, arts activities and outdoor recreation. Students will engage in daily community building and social emotional learning activities.

Summer Rising will address academic and social emotional needs of our youth through tailored support. These programs will provide a bridge to next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools.

Program Overview

  • Summer Rising will be available in every neighborhood.
  • All programs will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations.
  • Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences
  • All programs will create a bridge back to school in the fall and give parents peace of mind as they return to work.
  • The environment will be safe and supportive. Staff members are prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Summer programs will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.
  • There will be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are educational and in accordance with State health and safety guidelines.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.

Health and Safety

All programs will follow rigorous health and safety protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing. All locations will have access to testing, nursing support and a telehealth call center.

More information about testing protocols and health policies for summer will be available soon on the DOE’s COVID-19 Information and Updates page.

Summer Rising Calendar

  • Grades K-5
    • July 6 to August 20 (except July 20)
    • Monday–Friday
    • 8 AM–6 PM

For Summer Rising programs (grades K-8) families can sign up through the Discover DYCD website(Open external link) starting on Monday, April 26.

Learn more about Summer Rising and have all your questions answered (translations available too)

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