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Ontario students continue their work into the summer – outside

Ontario School District Outdoors teacher Clarissa Helliwell instructs a group of kids at Beck-Kiwanis Park. (The Enterprise/Liliana Frankel)

ONTARIO – School may be out for the season, but a full spread of summer options available from the Ontario School District means that kids are still at work – some of them outside. 

OSD Outdoors, a new program being piloted by Summer Programs Director Anabel Ortiz Chavolla and head teacher Clarissa Helliwell, features a morning class that rotates three times a week through different city parks.

After a year of instruction online, the chance to be with Helliwell and her three college-age assistants is a valuable opportunity for students to catch up. That is not just for academics, but for forging the social connections so important to learning. 

The program is operating out . . .