Dear School Deans and Camp Directors,
In previous years there has always been many weeks off in the summer. Even after going to camp for both halves there are still 3-4 weeks accumulative before/after camp until the school year starts.
Parents are now struggling with keeping up financially, emotionally and mentally. Many are having a difficult time coping. Parents work, yeshiva and school schedules are now secondary and competing with providing schedules for our children.
It would be a huge emotional and financial relief if the schools and camps announced that this year there won’t be another 3-4 weeks without structure. This year we will align our schedules to finish school on a Thursday with camp beginning the following Monday. The same for camp ending on a Thursday with school beginning the following Monday.
We parents are ok with the school building not being spotless after months of camp. It can be cleaned over Sukkos break
We parents are ok with the themes and decorations being put up a few days into the school year.
We parents are asking for our children to be structured throught the summer. To provide much needed economic relief. For us parents to have some quiet time. To not have to take off weeks of work again.
We understand this is an undertaking that would require logistics and planning. We understand that there may be hurdles.
We are still asking of our schools and camps to make this happen.