2021 Summer Programming

Update as of July 8, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.

We received notification from the Department of Health that students in summer school/summer programming will no longer be required to wear masks during classes. The change in mask restrictions currently only applies to summer and we are expecting to receive additional information on the requirements for 2021-22 very soon. Unvaccinated staff are still required to wear a face covering at all times while indoors and students who are unvaccinated are encouraged to continue mask wearing (although the guidance from the State does not require it for unvaccinated students).

Masks are still required for unvaccinated students on buses (per DOH guidance). They are strongly recommended for unvaccinated students in classes but are not required. Unvaccinated staff are required to wear masks when indoors (including on buses).

The Elmira City School District recognizes summer as an extension of the school year and as a time to provide important academic and social enrichment programs to our students in greatest need. Summer learning provides opportunities for greater health and well-being for children and young people. We've planned our summer programming on the simple idea that summer—a time that is critical to educational development—is bursting with possibility.

Learn more about our 2021 summer programming below or be following the links in the left column.


ESAP-ACE Summer 2021

Elmira High School | Grades 10-12

Are you an Elmira High School student interested in registering for ACE Courses this summer through Corning Community College? A First Year Experience course, 3-credits, and an Introduction to Psychological Science, 3-credits, are available. Please click here to download the application.

2021 Summer Junior Express Sports Camps

Do you have a young athlete aspiring to learn a new sport? Or an Express athlete looking to enhance their ability and skill? Check out our Summer Express Athletic Day Camps! Please click here to learn more


Summer of Innovation for Students in Grades 2-12

Several organizations from across the Southern Tier have united to offer unique learning opportunities for children and young adults during the summer months. These organizations have a common goal of extending the traditional school year into a third summer semester. Our offerings have another purpose as well - to provide students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills that are essential to their success in the future.

Learn more about programs, locations, registration, prices and more by clicking here.

Summer Boost 2 for Grades K-6

The Elmira City School District is proud to be able to provide a fun and engaging opportunity to support our students learning this summer, featuring guest speakers, activities and all kinds of other fun things. Lunch, breakfast and transportation will be provided. Please click here for more information.

Summer Arcade for Students in Grades 3-6

We are pleased to announce our fifth year of ARCADE Summer Programming! We would like to invite all 3rd – 6th graders to have the opportunity to attend The ARCADE Summer Program at Parley Coburn Elementary School. There is no cost for Summer Programming.

We have 50 student spots open for all four weeks. For more information on dates, locations and how to register, please click here.

In partnership with the GST BOCES, our traditional summer school is designed for students in most need of academic support.

Ernie Davis Academy students, in grades 7-8, who are failing 3 or more core subjects will be automatically enrolled in summer school. Please click here for more information.

Elmira High School and Broadway Academy students, in grades 9-12, also have an opportunity to participate in our Credit Recovery Program. Please click here for more information.

Robotic Olympics for Grades 6-9

Welcome to the Robot Olympics! Campers will explore VEX IQ by working in groups to build and code their robots to compete in various Robot Olympic Events.
Campers will begin by building the Autopilot and using the remote control to play robot soccer. They will then explore more complex coding and construction to build the Clawbot and code it to compete in different robot challenges and events. Dates: July 12 – July 15. Please click here for more information.

Summer Meal Program

We will be continuing the weekly meal pickups through the summer. A new registration is required-the new registration will be available starting on Wednesday, June 16 on our website. Elmira City SD Food Service also sponsors all summer meals for Elmira Heights and Horseheads, so we are pleased to serve many kids this summer! Please click here for more information.