For more than 20 years, FaySummer has offered dynamic, engaging, and enriching programs for campers on the campus of Fay School in Southborough, MA. This summer will be the first year that we won't have in-person programs on our campus, but we are still committed to making it a fun and productive summer for our campers through new online programs.

This year, FaySummer will offer online enrichment and educational programs for students entering grades 1-9 with half-day options in the mornings and afternoons. To dive deeper into a special interest or to try something new, participants in grades 1-6 can register for Virtual Specialty Camps and experience programs related to cooking, art, writing, music, science, design, and more. Students entering grades 5-9 can register for our Academic Enrichment sessions for math, reading, and writing that will focus on building and strengthening foundational skills in preparation for the fall.

International students can even participate in our online summer programs through our Distance Learning English Intensive program that is designed for international students ages 10-15 who are interested in improving their English speaking, writing, and reading skills.

All of our programs are taught by Fay School faculty members, FaySummer counselors from previous years, and outside experts, and they will be supervised and managed by Fay School staff members. We're excited to bring the best of Fay School's highly-regarded distance learning program to summer, and we can't wait to see what summer 2020 has in store!

If you have any questions about our online programs, please call 508-490-8371 or email summer@fayschool.org.

Learn more about our online summer programs!

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  • How much parent involvement will there be?

    All of our activities are designed so participants can complete them independently. Parent involvement varies by age group, but it is minimal. For example, parents may be asked to pick up supplies at Fay's campus in Southborough, help set a routine, create a workspace, or help with some technical requirements. We’re sensitive to the fact that many parents - who are trying to manage their own jobs or other children - are feeling burdened by the idea of educating and entertaining their children all summer, and we want to help!
  • How will online programs be structured?

    All of our online programs will feature live activities in real time, self-scheduled and self-paced activities, virtual community events, and a balance of on-screen and off-screen time.
  • Who will be teaching the online programs?

    All of our online programs are taught by Fay School faculty members, FaySummer counselors from previous years, and outside experts, and they will be supervised and managed by Fay School staff members. We're excited to bring the best of Fay School's highly-regarded distance learning program to FaySummer.
  • What will participants need?

    Participants in FaySummer's online programs will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. They also will need a Zoom account and a dedicated workspace at home that is free from distractions. You can click here to read a Fay School blog article that has tips about creating a workspace and daily distance learning habits.

    Some programs will require additional supplies and software, and this information will be communicated in the program descriptions found on this website. After registering, program leaders will also be in touch to share supply lists and any additional materials needed.
  • What e-safety polices are in place for participants?

    Scope and Purpose
    FaySummer's Online Learning e-Safety Policy applies to all FaySummer students, campers and parents. The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe, secure, and supportive environment for all students and campers. While the School will take steps to provide support and guidance to help ensure that our students remain safe online, students are also expected to employ safeguards and manage the risks independently.
     
    The Online Learning e-Safety Policy covers the use of the Internet and any electronic communication utilized during a FaySummer program on devices including, but not limited to, email, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and social networking sites.  

    Context
    Being online is an integral part of students’ lives. Social media, online games, websites, and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops, and tablets – all of which form a part of the students’ online ecosystem. Online technology provides new opportunities for students’ learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks. e-Safety is a fundamental part of the School’s safeguarding and child protection measures.

    e-Safety
    FaySummer recognizes that children, as individuals, have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, free from emotional or physical danger, abuse, and neglect. Safeguarding children is fundamental to the general social, emotional, and physical well-being of each child. It is essential to have clear guidelines and procedures in place when dealing with matters involving child safety and protection.
     
    FaySummer is committed to anti-discriminatory practices and recognizes students’ diverse circumstances. We are further committed to ensuring that all children have the same protection, regardless of any barriers they may face.
     
    FaySummer will not tolerate abuse or inappropriate use of technology, whether offline or online, from any member of the FaySummer community, including administrators, instructors, staff, outside vendors, students, campers, or parents. Communication by all parties should be courteous and respectful at all times and reflect the highest standards of conduct. Any reported incident of bullying or harassment, or other unacceptable conduct should be handled in a manner consistent with the guidelines set forth in the FaySummer Parent Handbook.

    Electronic contact with and among students
    Electronic contact is defined as the communication or publication of information -- including images -- between two or more people using an electronic device. This may occur using various devices such as computers, landline and mobile phones, and other handheld electronic devices. Electronic contact may include (but is not limited to) voice communication, text communication, instant messaging, email, social networking sites, blogs, photos, and videos.

    Live video sessions
    Live video broadcasts will be scheduled during posted times, and faculty will record the attendance of each live video broadcast. Recorded classes may be provided in addition to the live class times. Every live video broadcast will be recorded. Students, campers and parents should be mindful that these sessions and all attendees are being recorded.
     
    During video sessions, students and parents must use appropriate language at all times, respect faculty and all other students’ right to privacy, and be dressed moderately, neatly, and appropriately when visible online.
     
  • Non-discrimination policy

    Fay School admits students of any race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, or with any disability that can be reasonably accommodated by the School, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Fay School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of such factors in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, or other school administered programs.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

    Diane Byrne, Director of Finance & Operations
    48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772
    508-490-8213
    compliance@fayschool.org

    For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.

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Online Programs for Grades 1-9
48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 | 508.490.8371 | summer@fayschool.org 
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