Succeed, Progress, Improve, Enjoy your Summer
Since 1993 S.P.I.E.S. has been providing exceptional summer educational services to students who had experienced difficulty in reading, writing, or mathematics at the elementary level. Its goal is to continue to support the mission and vision of LMSD by creating a bridge of learning that extends beyond the traditional school year.
The S.P.I.E.S. program runs for six weeks from June 27 – August 3, 2017. There is no school on July 4, 2017. The school day begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. The typical day includes reading, writing, mathematics and activities involving computers, music and art. Students bring a lunch daily and enjoy a recess period. The program fee is $765. A $75 nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The balance of the registration fee is due by June 2, 2017. Please note that the fees for S.P.I.E.S. do not qualify as a child and dependent care expense deduction for federal income tax purposes. Therefore, the District will not provide its Employer Identification Number for this purpose.
ATTENDANCE / TRANSPORTATION
In order to maximize the learning that occurs during a summer program we expect our students to attend the entire six week program to receive the full benefits of the program. Absences can prevent students from receiving the full benefits of the program. Chronic absences from the program will result in a meeting with the S.P.I.E.S. principal. Parents/Guardians who have prior knowledge of family commitments must inform the S.P.I.E.S. staff during the registration process.
Transportation is provided by Lower Merion School District. Students are picked up at their designated bus stops and arrive to school no later than 9:00 AM. Students are dismissed from class to the bus line at 12:50 PM and leave campus at exactly 1:00 PM.
Should enrollment reach capacity, a wait list will be started.
Please contact Shawn Bernatowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SPIES Registration closed on May 10. We currently have a wait list. If you wish to be placed on the Wait List, please email you child's name, grade, and school to SPIES Secretary, Ms. Kristine Wakeley at WakeleK@lmsd.org.
If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted. If you have questions, please contact Shawn Bernatowicz at 610 645 1450.