Williamsville Central School District

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High School Program

Principal's Letter
General Information
How to Register
Attendance Policy
Course Schedule
Student Handbook

A note to high school parents and students...

The Williamsville High School Summer School program will operate in person on a four-day week schedule, with the exception of the first week of classes (two days) and the last week (five days). The first week of classes will run Thursday, July 1 and Friday, July 2. Week two of classes will be Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July

9. Monday through Thursday classes will be held from July 12 to August 5. The final week of classes will be Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13.The last day of classes and local exams will be Friday, August 13.

New and Review courses will be offered in the high school program:

*NEW COURSES will allow academically ready students to complete a high school course in six weeks  for credit.

*REVIEW COURSES will enable students to retake a class that they did not successfully complete during the regular school year. Students who enroll in a review science course must provide proof that they have successfully completed the lab requirement.

Students are not allowed to audit summer school courses. Also, summer school is available to current students only, not June 2021 graduates.We encourage students and their parents to read this newsletter carefully and seek guidance from their counselors prior to registering. Any student registering for a New Course or a Review Course must see their counselor to pre-register for summer school. See enclosed information titled How To Register. As in the past, all courses listed will be offered provided a sufficient number of students register for the course. The start times of these courses are subject to change. Additional sections of a course may be added when needed, and if staffing and budget allows.

The High School Summer Program will be held at East High School, 151 Paradise Rd. and is open to residents of the Williamsville Central School District. Student expectations, course offerings, and important dates are detailed in this newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you in Summer School 2021. We are excited about this year’s program and are confident that you will find it to be both rewarding and challenging. For further information, call 626-8403.

Mrs. Courtney Charleson-Smith, Summer School Principal

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Important Dates and Information
District Residents Only – July 1 to August  13, 2021

Williamsville East High School
151 Paradise Rd., East Amherst, NY 14051
Telephone 626-8403 

  • Walk-in Registration: Students may register in person June 28 and June 29 at East High School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Immunizations: District residents who do not currently attend school in the District must provide proof of required immunizations in accordance with public health law when registering for summer school.
  • First day of instruction: Thursday, July 1, 2021
  • First Report Cards available on-line through WITS or mailed home (by request only) around July 23, 2021.
  • Final Report Cards available on-line through WITS or mailed home (by request only) by August 20, 2021.
  • Students are not allowed to audit summer school courses.
  • Summer school is available to current students only, not June 2021 graduates.
Please Note: Classes that are review or ½ unit meet 108 minutes daily.  New and full unit courses meet 216 minutes daily.

High School Summer School Program Attendance Policy:

As per NewYork State, the attendance policy for the High School Summer School Program mirrors the District attendance policy. However, due to the condensed nature of the summer program, students must attend all of their classes unless they have an excused absence and make up the course work assigned. Students that accrue more than three unexcused absences in any class during summer school will be removed from that class and will not be given course credit. Parents should email the summer school attendance office if their child is absent to ensure their child’s absence is marked appropriately.

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How to Register
We encourage pre-registration when possible; some classes fill up and are closed quickly. The summer school schedule of classes is subject to change according to enrollment, staffing or budgetary considerations.



  •  All pre-registrations for a new course must take place through the student's home school counselor office no later than June 25, 2021.
  • If you are pre-registering for a review course you must have completed a minimum of four marking periods in that course.
  • Students planning to enroll in a Science review course must have verification of science lab requirements being met.

Walk In Registration
June 28 & June 29
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
East High School

  • If you are enrolling in a NEW course make sure you obtain prior consent from your school counselor.
  • Students who have not earned course credit and need to take a REVIEW class must bring notification of failure letter to registration. Personnel at walk-in registration will not be able to register you for a course without prior approval from your school counselor.
  • Students planning to enroll in Science review courses must present proof (report card/counselor notification of course failure letter) at the time of registration to ensure that lab requirements/four-marking period requirements have been met.
  • Williamsville residents who attend private or parochial schools must provide photo identification at registration. They must also bring a copy of their report card or, if not available, a letter from the home school counselor/principal that can verify registration eligibility. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENROLL IF THEY ARE NOT IN POSSESSION OF EITHER OF THESE DOCUMENTS.
  • A completed health form must be submitted in order to register for summer classes.

SPECIAL NOTE: We encourage pre-registration when possible; some classes fill up and are closed quickly. The attached summer school schedule of classes is subject to change according to enrollment, staffing or budgetary considerations.

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Attendance Policy

As per NewYork State, the attendance policy for the High School Summer School Program mirrors the District attendance policy. However, due to the condensed nature of the summer program, students must attend all of their classes unless they have an excused absence and make up the course work assigned. Students that accrue more than three unexcused absences in any class during summer school will be removed from that class and will not be given course credit. Parents should email the summer school attendance office if their child is absent to ensure their child’s absence is marked appropriately.