June, July, & August 2021

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The Haverhill Public Schools is committed to helping children learn and grow during the summer months. Traditional summer programs attempt to minimize the learning loss and “summer slide” that comes with missing two months of instruction. The Haverhill Public Schools continues to expand its summer offerings, supplementing our traditional academic programs and a variety of hands-on enrichment programs with a strong focus on social/emotional development.

Please see the variety of programs that we offer outlined below. Most programs are at no financial cost. Programs start and end on different dates/times and are subject to change. Please feel free to contact your student’s school with any questions.

It is so important for students to continue reading during the summer to maintain the progress they made during the school year. Please visit the HPS Summer Reading website for grade level reading lists; guides for youth, families, and teachers; and various in-person and at-home activities from the Haverhill Public Schools and its partners.

Elementary Schools

  • Bradford Elementary
    • (978) 374-2443
  • Golden Hill
    • (978) 374-5794
  • Hunking
    • (978) 374-5787
  • Pentucket Lake
    • (978) 374-2421
  • Silver Hill
    • (978) 374-3448
  • Tilton Lower
    • (978) 374-2475
  • Walnut Square
    • (978) 374-3471

Middle Schools

  • Consentino
    • (978) 374-2443
  • Hunking
    • (978) 374-5787
  • JG Whittier
    • (978) 374-5782
  • Nettle
    • (978) 374-5792
  • Tilton Upper
    • (978) 374-3482

Schools & Programs

  • Haverhill High School
    • (978) 374-5700
  • Moody
    • (978) 374-3459
  • Greenleaf
    • (978) 374-3487
  • TEACH
    • (978) 469-8735
  • Discovery Club / Access 21
    • (978) 420-1954
  • Learning for Life
    • (978) 420-1936

Programming Offered By Haverhill Public Schools

Summer Academy

(Title I)

The Title I Summer Academy provides academic instruction and reinforcement in reading, writing, and math. Programs set in home/neighboring middle school. Student option to stay for Extended Day Discovery Club (see below).

Grade Level: Entering grades 1 – 8

Eligibility: Invitation from schools and teachers

Locations:

  • Consentino, Hunking, JG Whittier, and Nettle

Cost: Free

Contact: Your student’s school

Summer Language Institute

(Title III / English Learners)

The Title III Summer Academy is geared toward English Learners and focuses on language and academic proficiency. Student option to stay for Extended Day Discovery Club (see below).

Grade Level: Entering grades 1 – 12

Eligibility: Students receiving English Language services

Locations:

  • Grade 1 – 6: Hunking
  • Grade 7 – 12: Haverhill High School

Cost: Free

Contact: Your student’s school

The Summer Academy and Language Institute begin Monday, July 12 and end Thursday, August 5. There is no programming on Fridays. Instruction begins at 8:00 and ends at 11:30. Breakfast and lunch will be offered. Students have the option to remain at their site and participate in Discovery Club project-based learning at 12:00.

Discovery Club / Access 21

Morning Discovery Club / Access 21

Haverhill High School and the four middle schools will each host a specific enrichment program/project. This program is mornings only and includes breakfast and lunch.

Grade Level: Entering grades 5 – 12 (depending on location)

Locations:

  • Discovery Club: Consentino, Hunking, JG Whittier, and Nettle
  • Access 21: Haverhill High School

Eligibility: Sign-ups are ongoing! Please see Discovery Club / Access 21 website here.

Cost: Free

Contact:

  • Denise Johnson, After School Program Director
  • (978) 420-1954

Extended Day Discovery Club / Access 21

Students participating in the Summer Academy and Language Institute (Titles I & III) will be able to remain at their sites to participate in project-based learning. Activities occur after lunch.

Grade Level: Entering grades 1 – 12 (depending on location)

Locations:

  • Discovery Club: Consentino, Hunking, JG Whittier, and Nettle
  • Access 21: Haverhill High School

Eligibility: Students participating in the Summer Academy and Language Academy

Cost: Free

Contact:

  • Denise Johnson, After School Program Director
  • (978) 420-1954

The Morning and Extended Day Discovery Club/Access 21 summer programs begin Monday, July 12. The last day for Morning Discovery and Extended Day concluding Thursday, August 5. There is no programming on Fridays. Morning Discovery begins at 8:00 and ends at11:30. Breakfast and lunch will be offered. Extended day Discovery runs from 12:00 to 2:30. Please visit the Discovery Club / Access 21 website linked here for more information about how to sign up and site-specific options.

Discovery Club / Access 21 collaborates with the Youth Works / Mass Hire summer employment program (see below).

Special Education: Extended School Year (ESY)

Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) programming is specifically for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) who would demonstrate significant regression of skills over the summer break without services. If it is determined by a Special Education Team that a student requires ESY services, the program is specifically written into the student’s IEP. Information about ESY locations, times, and teachers will be sent out to families prior to the end of the school year.

Grade Level: Entering K – 12 & post-grad students

Location: Various buildings and sites

Eligibility: Determined by IEP service grid

Cost: Free

Contact: Your student’s school, program, or team facilitator (ETF)

The Special Education ESY slate of programs encompasses a number of specialized programs. Schedules are four, five, or six weeks depending on the particular program. All programs begin at 8:00 and end at 11:30. Breakfast and lunch will be offered. Please contact your student’s school / program / ETF for information about schedules.

Bridge to HHS Program

Mitigating learning loss and preparing students for the transition to high school. Mandatory for incoming eighth and ninth graders that failed two or more classes in the previous school year.

Grade Level: Entering grades 8 & 9

Location: Haverhill High School

Eligibility: Invitation only

Cost: Free

Contact: Your student’s middle school

  • Consentino (978) 374-2443
  • Hunking (978) 374-5787
  • JG Whittier (978) 374-5782
  • Nettle (978) 374-5792

HHS Credit Recovery & Credit Advancement

Intended for scholars needing to make up or advance their high school credits/classes. Classes are open to students in other towns/districts for a fee.

Grade Level: Current grade 9 – 12 scholars

Location: Haverhill High School

Eligibility: Any high school scholar

Cost: Free

Contact:

  • Anthony Curet – (978) 374-5700

Gateway Credit Recovery

Intended for current Gateway scholars or incoming Gateway scholars who need to recover some of their high school credits. Curriculum and instruction is presented in a small-group setting with limited distractions.

Grade Level: Eligible scholars

Location: Crowell

Eligibility: Invitation only

Cost: Free

Contact:

  • Casey DiFelice
  • cdifelice@haverhill-ps.org

The “Bridge”, “Credit Recovery”, and “Credit Advancement” programs at HHS begin on June 28 and end July 30. Programming is Monday through Friday and spans 8:00 to 11:30. There is no programming on Monday, July 5. Breakfast and lunch will be offered.

The “Gateway” program at Crowell begins on June 28 and ends July 29. Programming is Monday through Thursday and spans 10:00 to 12:00. There is no programming on Monday, July 5. Breakfast and lunch will be offered.

Summer Reading & Literacy Resources

It is so important for students to continue reading during the summer to maintain the progress they made during the school year. Please visit the HPS Summer Reading website for grade level reading lists; guides for youth, families, and teachers; and various in-person and at-home activities from the Haverhill Public Schools and its partners.


Collaboration Between Haverhill Public Schools and its Partners

These programs are in collaboration with the Haverhill Public Schools but managed independently by outside organizations. All questions should be directed to the contact listed with each program. There may be financial costs associated with said programs.

YMCA Summer Literacy Academy

The Summer Literacy Academy impacts elementary aged children through seven weeks of instructional reading. We have set out to reduce the gap and give all kids a fighting chance to thrive beyond the classroom.

Program taught and administered by Haverhill Public Schools teachers.

Grade Level: Entering grades 1 – 4

Location: Haverhill High School

Eligibility: Teacher recommendation

Cost: Free

Contact:

YMCA Extended Day

(Camp Trickling Falls)

With 14 acres of beautiful woods and pine trees along the Powwow River in East Kingston, NH Camp Tricklin Falls offers campers kayaking, swimming, sports, nature exploration and more.

The YMCA is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club and Haverhill Public Schools to extend more camp opportunities to children.

Transportation back to the Haverhill YMCA at 4:00.

Age Level: 5 – 13 years old

Location: East Kingston, NH

Eligibility: Contact the YMCA

Cost: Dependent on income. See YMCA’s Flexible Pricing Form to get started.

Contact: YMCA Camp Contacts

The Haverhill YMCA and the Plaistow YMCA facilities are open all the summer with a variety of programs and options throughout the day. Please reach out to the YMCA directly for more details.

Haverhill Promise: Literacy Lunches

Haverhill Promise, the cross-sector campaign to promote early literacy, is planning Literacy Lunches. These events will occur every Friday from June 25 to August 27.

Haverhill Promise website

Age/Grade Eligibility: All welcome

Locations: Rotating throughout summer. See website for more details.

Cost: Free

Contact:

  • Jenny Arndt, Campaign Director for Haverhill Promise
  • (978) 206-1774

Haverhill Recreation Department Camp

The Haverhill Recreation Department will hold their annual summer camp activities at the campus of Haverhill High School.

More information coming soon! Please visit the website for the Recreation Department for more information about the Camp and other programs.


Summer Recreation, Childcare, and Jobs

Please check out these other summer time offerings from community organizations in and around Haverhill. These programs are managed independently of the Haverhill Public Schools.

Camp Tasker

(Greater Haverhill Boys and Girls Club)

It is that time of year again! Camp Tasker is for boys and girls to participate in fun and activities including swimming in Country Pond or our new huge pool, boating, fishing, soccer, baseball/softball, arts-n-crafts, basketball or tennis in our newly paved court and much more.

Age Level: 6 – 13 years old

Location: Newton, NH

Cost: $175 per week

Contact: Camp Tasker homepage for sign-ups and more information

Camp Tasker spans from June 21 to August 20. The day is 8:00 to 4:00 but there are extended day options.

The Greater Haverhill Boys and Girls Club conducts daytime activities at its Haverhill facility, as well.

Camp Y Wood

(YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts)

With a sandy waterfront beach, open fields, wooded areas, 2 covered pavilions and a new Main Cabin, there is plenty of room for children to spread out and enjoy a real outdoor adventure. Activities include: swimming, boating, arts & crafts, sports, fishing, outdoor living, hiking, and survival skills.

Age Level: 5 – 14 years old

Location: Salem, NH

Cost: See Camp homepage for more information about costs, vouchers, and financial aid

Contact: Camp Y Wood homepage for sign-ups and more information.

Camp Y Wood spans from June 28 to August 20. The day is 8:00 to 5:00.

See the YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts (Haverhill) website for more information.

Mass Hire: Youth Works (Summer Jobs)

YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program that helps teens and young adults get the skills and experience needed to find and keep jobs. Participants take part in paid short-term work placements during the summer and/or school year at public, private and nonprofit worksites.

Participants also receive training in core soft skills so they can practice professional behaviors and learn how to relate to supervisors and co-workers at their worksites. And they learn how to take the next steps in their education and career pathways.

Update: The application for the summer of 2021 is now closed. Please visit the website for the Mass Hire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board for more information and reach out with any questions.

Plugs Pond

Directions: Take Mill Street to Sanders Road in Haverhill

A lakefront facility providing various city-run programs (i.e. fishing, boating, swimming). The facility includes a boat dock bathhouse, boathouse, volleyball courts and a boat ramp. Other programs include annual fishing derbies and Native American Pow-Wow.

Haverhill Public Library

2021 Summer Learning Program

The Haverhill Public Library offers an incredible variety of learning, enrichment, and recreational opportunities to all throughout the summer months. Please see the HPL’s SUMMER LEARNING HUB for lots of fun and educational in-person and at-home activities, as well as the resources below.

Ongoing Events All Summer

The Haverhill Public Library is proud to offer a diverse slate of services and events for all ages throughout the summer! There are one-time and ongoing activities for all ages and interests: story time, Anime Club, board games, arts & crafts, and MORE. Please check the events page regularly for updates.

Check this page for discounted passes to Parks, Zoos, and Museums.

Book Mobile: To You Tuesdays

Keep an eye out for the Haverhill Public Library’s outreach van throughout Haverhill every Tuesday afternoon this spring and summer. They will have free giveaways, books to checkout, games, information about library services, and much more!

Dates, times, and locations for these giveaways can be found here.

Buttonwoods Museum (Haverhill Historical Society)

The mission of the Buttonwoods Museum / Haverhill Historical Society is to collect and preserve history, and to educate the community about Greater Haverhill’s past and culture.

The Buttonwoods Museum has virtual and in-person options for all ages throughout the summer on their website.

Family and Community Connection

The Community Action, Inc. Family and Community Connection (CAI-FCC) offers the resources and support families need to be the best parents they can be by offering:

  • Playgroups and early learning activities for children 0–8 years old
  • Information about local education resources including public schools
  • Opportunities to connect with other families in your community
  • Information about and referrals to local services such as early intervention and early childhood special education services when needed.
  • Ages and Stages Developmental Questionnaire (ASQ)assessment support.

Families can register for classes HERE or by sending an email to kmancini@communityactioninc.org or message us through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/familyandcommunityconnection


Community Supports and Resources

Haverhill Public School Meal Distribution

Haverhill Public Schools will continue to offer FREE breakfast and lunch pick-up sites throughout the summer. Meal sites are open to all families in the city of Haverhill. Participants are given a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the following morning.

Haverhill High School

137 Monument Street

Haverhill, MA 01832

11:00 to 1:00

Consentino Middle School

685 Washington Street

Haverhill, MA 01832

11:00 to 1:00

Hunking Elementary/Middle

480 South Main Street

Haverhill, MA 01835

11:00 to 1:00

Nettle Middle School

150 Boardman Street

Haverhill, MA 01830

11:00 to 1:00

Whittier Middle School

256 Concord Street

Haverhill, MA 01830

11:00 to 1:00

Please see the Food Service Department’s website for more information.

Lunch and breakfast will be offered to all students in our summer programs.

Other State and Local Food / Meal Resources

Pandemic EBT Program – Summer 2021

P-EBT provides food support to help families with children buy healthy food during the pandemic.

For more information on F-EBT and SNAP benefits, visit map-ebt.org (the website is available in 6 languages).

SNAP Benefits

Do you need help buying healthy food? You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) administers SNAP benefits. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods.

More information here

WIC Benefits

WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify.

Northern Essex WIC Program

Merrimack Valley Food Bank

The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-supported 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless and hungry.

See list of food pantries in the area.

Haverhill Community Resources

The Haverhill Public Schools compiles and regularly updates these services and supports available to students and families. Please visit this link for information about meals and food pantries; emergency assistance with housing or clothing; social/emotional/therapeutic programs; and much more.


Note: The links to community resources and programs are for informational purposes only and are not affiliated with the Haverhill Public Schools. They may not be appropriate for all ages of youth and some have associated financial costs.