Summer School 2021 was undoubtedly a vital and necessary experience for our rising kindergarten students. Prior to returning to in-person learning in April our students were learning remotely for 11 months, and ensuring that a safe in-person summer school experience occurred for our students would further prepare them for kindergarten. Data shows that children who are not kindergarten ready are half as likely to read well by third grade and reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success (Hernandez, 2011). It was not only vital that we provided an opportunity for summer school, consistent student attendance and participation in rigorous standards-aligned instruction were requirements to impact student growth and mastery. The K – Ready Curriculum focused on the Five Senses Unit of Study, and our learners dove into web of investigations on the senses in ELA and Mathematics. Addressing Social and Emotional Learning was a priority and this key learning which establishes a foundation for life-long learning was conveyed through the Second Step curriculum. The daily classroom and beyond learning experiences occurred during: Large Group, Read Aloud, Small Group Instruction, Individualized Learning Activities, and Gross Motor Play. Our Food and Nutrition program included breakfast, lunch and snack. The majority of the learners voiced that their favorite lunch meals were pizza and chicken nuggets!