District 7 Summer Zone 2017
Where Summer, Fun, and Friends Meet
Our 2017 summer enrichment day camp program offers activities designed to provide opportunities and experiences to stretch your child’s imagination, spark a sense of curiosity and wonder, strengthen social and physical development skills, and create new friendships. We strive for programming that is balanced to meet the interest levels of all students while allowing the elements of play to be woven throughout our educational activities.
Our Summer Zone staff consists of familiar faces from our Kid Zone program, our school year before and after school program. Our college-age staff counselors are studying across the fields of elementary education, exercise science, psychology, nursing, biological science, social work, and/or speech pathology.
Summer Zone 2017 Program Information
District 7 who have completed grades K-5 during the
2016-17 school year.
Elementary School - 59 State Rte. 157, Edwardsville
||6:30 a.m. to
(Main programming from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
May 30-July 21
|Week 1: May
Week 2: June 5-9
Week 3: June 12-16
Week 4: June 19-23
Week 5: June 26-30
Week 6: July 6-7
Week 7: July 10-14
Week 8: July 17-21
*If additional days are added to the District 7 calendar due to
inclement weather, Summer Zone will have an alternate start date of June
Summer Zone Program is closed on the following days:
May 29 (Memorial Day)
July 3-5 (Independence Day Holiday)
Registration for Summer Zone
||March 15 -
May 15, 2017
Registrations received after May 15, 2017,
will be considered pending and will be processed
contingent upon space availability.
Full registration payment amount must be received before your enrollment
will be confirmed.
Office @ Hadley House
708 St. Louis Street Edwardsville
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Individual elementary buildings do not accept registration forms or
A $25 nonrefundable registration payment for each week is due
with your registration packet and will be applied to your weekly fee
Total due with registration packet:
($25 x # weeks selected)
Remaining balance ($125 x #weeks selected) is due by 3:00 p.m. on or
before the Friday of each service week.
Weekly fee includes all programming, transportation, & daily snack
Lunch is available for purchase at a daily rate of $2.70, and
will be added to your Summer Zone account statement each week.
Balances may be paid by check, cash, or through our online system via
credit card or electronic check.
Online payments via credit card or bank draft may be submitted through
the EZ Child Track Parent Portal at
Failure to reconcile your account will result in a hold of your child’s
weekly registration and/or cancellation of your child’s enrollment.
Summer Zone 2017 Registration Forms
A completed Summer Zone registration will include the following and may be downloaded here:
To cancel a weekly registration, you must notify the Kid Zone office by 3:00 p.m. on the
Thursday prior to the week of service.
Summer Zone registration payments are nonrefundable, will be forfeited, and will not be transferred to future weeks.
Cancellations made after this deadline will result in full payment of the week’s fee.
Credits are not issued for students who do not attend due to illness, family’s vacation plans, or the participant’s behavior.
Daily Arrival and Departure Procedures
All students must be signed in and signed out by a parent/guardian on the daily sign in/out attendance sheet.
Summer Zone will open at 6:30 a.m. and close promptly at 6:00 p.m.
There is a late pick up fee of $1/per minute after 6:00 p.m.
Students should plan to arrive by 8:45 a.m. as our main programming will be conducted between the hours of 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with recreational and social activities provided before and after the main programming.
Parents will indicate daily if their child is purchasing lunch upon sign in.
If a student is signed in after 10:30, parents are responsible for providing the child’s lunch for the day as our lunch count order must be provided to Food Service by 10:15 a.m.
Once your child has been signed out of the program, they may not return to the program for the day.
Summer Zone parents are required to park in the main lot and enter through the main front entrance to sign in/out their child. Parents should not park in the bus lanes located in front of the building or the back parking lot as it is reserved for the summer academic program.
Parent/Guardian or Authorized Emergency Designee will be required to show photo identification upon pick up.
All emergency contacts must be listed on the Emergency Contact form on file and be over the age of 18.
Persons not listed on the Emergency Contact list will not be allowed to sign out a child without prior notice to the Kid Zone office.
Lunch and Snacks
Summer Zone participants are able to purchase lunch each day prepared by District 7 Food Service at the daily lunch rate of
Participants will indicate a lunch purchase upon arrival, and all purchases will be charged
directly to your Kid Zone account. Summer Zone staff is not authorized to accept cash or check payments on site.
Free and reduced lunch programs are not available during summer programs.
Students are welcome to bring a sack lunch and drink, but we are unable to refrigerate or to heat food. We ask that you do not send soda or energy drinks with your child. Milk may be purchased for $.60.
A daily snack and drink will be provided in the afternoon.
Breakfast is not available during the Summer Zone program. Participants are asked to eat prior to arriving at Woodland.
Off Site Schedule and Procedures for Pick Up
All students will travel off site as a group according to the following schedule:
Tues/Thurs – 1:00-3:30 p.m. EHS CFAC Pool
Weds. – 1:00-3:30 p.m. SIUE Cougar Lanes Bowling
Fri. 9:00-11:45 a.m. EHS Sports Facilities
Parents will need to arrive by 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday if students need to be picked up earlier than 3:30 p.m.
No students will be able to remain at Woodland as there will not be staff supervision.
Summer Zone staff is not allowed to release participants from activity groups, EHS, SIUE, the playground, or bring them out to a parent’s car.
Summer Zone 2017 Community Partnerships
District 7 Summer Zone is delighted to collaborate with community resources found within our own backyard to bring outstanding programming to your child. Programming includes a series of enrichment activities presented across the week that are designed to grow your child’s interests in the areas of art, science, literacy, performing arts, sports and recreation. Our 2017 partners include:
Weekly Schedule of
Edwardsville Art Center Activities
Edwardsville Children’s Museum Activities
EWC - PM
SIUE STEM Activities
University of Illinois 4H Extension Activities
PM - SIUE Bowling
Tomorrow’s Tigers - AM
Edwardsville Arts Center (EAC) will be featuring the artwork of the 2017 Summer Zone students from Aug. 5- Sept. 1 at the gallery. Parents and students are invited to the “Masterpiece Monday” art show’s opening reception on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. The EAC is located at on the campus of Edwardsville High School.
What to Wear to Summer Zone
Socks and tennis shoes are required daily for all Summer Zone activities. We ask that students
not wear flip flops, sandals, and/or crocs as they are not appropriate for our recreational activities.
Students will need to provide swimming attire, towels, and a bag to store wet bathing items on
Tuesday and Thursday.
Dress for the weather and to have fun! We recommend that parents apply sunscreen prior to arrival, and send a hat and a water bottle for those sunny afternoons.
Art will be messy! Students will need to bring a paint shirt each
Monday. It is suggested that each student have a long sleeved, button down type shirt that may be worn over regular clothes. This will allow your children to be creative without worrying about getting art materials on their clothing.
Wear your favorite sports team or EHS gear each Friday for Training Tomorrow’s Tigers!
Some families may qualify for child care assistance. Please contact the Children’s Home and Aid Society (CHASI) Child Care Resource and Referral Assistance Program at 800-847-6770 for more information. Parents may bring new applications and/or change of provider forms to the Kid Zone office at Hadley House between the hours of 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Parents are responsible for submitting all forms to the CHASI office.
Families are responsible for the full registration payment- $25 for each week selected. This payment is not covered by the CHASI program.
Families are responsible for the full weekly fee until CHASI approval is
received and verified. Please keep in mind that this process can take several weeks.
Families are responsible for all copayments as determined by CHASI. Failure to reconcile your account may result in termination of your child’s enrollment and credits for future enrollment week deposits will not be given.
District 7 Medication Procedures - Summer Zone
The Edwardsville school District has policies and procedures in place to allow for medications to be administered by school personnel. If your child has critical care medication needs, please indicate on the registration form and attach the completed
Request for Medication to Be Administered at School form.
The physician orders are required for all medicine administered at school, including over-the-counter medicines such as Tylenol and cough drops. Schools are required to follow Illinois licensing laws, as well as, the Illinois School Code when administering medicine for the safety of your child and others.
While the Summer Zone staff supervisors are trained in basic first aid/CPR procedures, 911 will be called for emergency situations. There will not be a school nurse on site for the Summer Zone program.
A Request for Medication to Be Administered at School – All Meds form must be completed and submitted
with your Summer Zone registration packet for all medications administered at school, including over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or cough drops and/or critical care items such as inhalers or Epi-Pens.
The medicine must be brought to Summer Zone on your child’s first day of enrollment in the original bottle/container with a pharmacy label (for prescription medications).
Students may not transport their own medication.
Parents are responsible for administering morning medications. Once-daily meds are not given at Summer Zone.
Medications must be picked up by the parent at the close of the Summer Zone program on July 21, 2017, or the medication will be disposed of according to school procedures.
New medication forms must be filled out each year.
Students are not allowed to carry any medication on them at any time. Medications will be stored in a locked cabinet in the Clinic office. Summer Zone staff will have access to the medications for all on and off site activities.
Students who are District 7 residents, but do not attend District 7 schools, must complete a
Health Information Form and submit with your Summer Zone registration packet.
Summer Zone students are expected to follow the elementary school building rules for conduct and behavior. Program staff will work with students to make positive choices, to promote respect for others, and to encourage self-discipline by setting expectations and activity guidelines, focusing on choices, and promoting a child’s self-esteem. Our goal is to help students resolve conflicts and use self-regulation strategies so that students can have a positive experience at Summer Zone.
Students are expected to:
1. Listen and comply with staff directions
2. Follow all building and playground rules
3. Demonstrate respect for themselves and others
4. Keep hands, feet, and unkind comments to themselves
Staff will work with the child and family to resolve problems. Strategies include the use of verbal reminders, 1:1 conference with the student, and if necessary, a regroup time where the student will be asked to sit out of the activity. All efforts will be made to give the student the opportunity to rejoin the activity.
Site staff will communicate with parents verbally and with a Behavior Note when issues arise during the Summer Zone session. Conferences with a Program Coordinator, the Assistant Director, and/or the Director may result in suspension of service in times of increased or severe issues.
Parents may also be requested to pick up a child for the day who is disruptive to the flow of the program, or if the behavior results in an unsafe environment.
No credits will be issued for absences due to behavior suspension or dismissal.
If efforts to resolve the situation, or behaviors, are not productive, dismissal from the program may be a consequence.
Summer Zone Contact Information
Kid Zone Office @ Hadley House
708 St. Louis Street P.O. Box 250, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Summer Zone Site Phone @ Woodland Elementary: 655-6969
Director: Lori Compton
Assistant Director: MaryBeth Brown
Program Coordinators: Emily Moore and Evan Rieck
Administrative Assistant: Connie Kerlin