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Summer Programming 2021


The Burlingame School District is coordinating and hosting a variety of programs to serve the diverse needs of our student population.  Use the blue dropdown menus below to explore information regarding each program.

Burlingame Summer Academy

The Burlingame Summer Academy will take place July 12th-August 6th, 2021 at McKinley Elementary School (incoming 1st-6th) and Franklin Elementary School (incoming 7th-8th).  The program will include a variety of activities that reinforce important academic concepts covered during the 2020/2021 school year, and will also integrate social-emotional activities throughout the day in collaboration with mental health/behavioral support staff.  All classes will be taught by our Burlingame School District staff and class sizes will be kept as small as possible.

  • As of April 30, 2021, general registration is closed.  If you wish to be added to a waitlist, please email, along with your student's name, current grade level, and which program session you're requesting.

  • Program sessions are offered as follows:

    • Morning Program- 8:30-11:30am ($500)

    • Afternoon Program- 12:30-3:30pm ($500)

    • Full Day Program- 8:30am-3:30pm ($1050)

Step Up to Kindergarten will take place July 6th-August 6th, 2021 at McKinley Elementary School, 8:30am-11:30am.  This program is offered to incoming TK and Kindergarten students who have not attended formal preschool prior to Kindergarten Enrollment.  Program content focuses on social-emotional, behavioral, and academic Kindergarten readiness skills.  Invitations to this program will be sent out in April 2021.


Extended School Year (ESY) 2021 will be taking place at McKinley Elementary, June 21, 2021- July 16, 2021, with July 5, 2021 observed as a holiday. ESY services are provided to eligible special education students who have demonstrated the following:

  1. a) regression of skills during an extended school break
  2. b) limited ability to benefit from re-teaching of skills after an extended school break. Regression Loss of previously attained skills documented by a review of the IEP goals, due to an extended school break.  

ESY programs and services assist the student in working toward the same goals and objectives that the student works on during the school year.If you have questions regarding your child's eligibility for ESY, or your child's ESY services, please contact your IEP case manager directly.


  • Key questions to review with the IEP team

    •  Eligibility for ESY is an IEP team decision.  The following questions are utilized as a guide for IEP teams to collaboratively determine eligibility for ESY:

      • At the start of the school year, with a review period equal to that of general education students, was the student unable to regain skills lost over the break that would otherwise be expected in view of the student’s disabling condition?

      • Does this student display a loss of previously taught skills and an inability to regain those skills following interruptions in instruction during the regular school year, i.e., Thanksgiving break, Winter Break, and Spring Break?

      • Is the current student at a crucial stage in learning a skill(s), such that an interruption in school program might cause loss of a skill(s) that the student would not be able to re-learn in a reasonable period of time in view of the student’s disabling condition?

      • Is the student able to maintain the skills identified without Extended School Year?

      • Does the student require ESY to continue to achieve at the level of independence that is expected in view of the student’s disabling condition?


Camp Galileo

Burlingame School District has partnered with Camp Galileo to provide reduced cost camps to select Burlingame School District students based on District criteria.  We are excited to announce that we are able to provide a 30% discount for current BSD students to attend up to two weeks of Camp Galileo.  Please contact your school site administrator for your school's promo code.

Camp Galileo also offers a variety of camp opportunities, which are now available to the community.  Galileo's award-winning camps engage kids in the perfect mix of hands-on learning and unforgettable fun, thoughtfully redesigned for 2021. Small groups and safety protocols keep every Galilean safe. Engaging art, science and outdoor challenges deliver the innovation-igniting experiences kids love. Flexible enrollment policies make planning stress-free. It all comes together for a joyful summer. Limited enrollment—sign up now! Save $25 per week by March 15. Learn more at


The following agencies/camps are projected to utilize various BSD campuses during the summer and will be available to the public for cost enrollment:

  • Champions

  • Chabad North Peninsula

    • Camp Gan Israel is one of the largest and fastest-growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Our camp, in the heart of the Bay Area, enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs, and new activities in a warm, upbeat environment. 

      Camp Gan Israel is much more than a physical break from the school routine. At Camp Gan Izzy, your child will experience a rich and wholesome COVID-friendly program, full of fun and excitement that will give him or her memories to last the whole year.

      Catering to children located throughout the North Peninsula, our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.

  • Adventures in Writing

    • Help Your Child Fall in Love With Writing This Summer! Adventures in Writing Camp is coming to Washington Elementary (Grades 1-8)

      Authors, teachers, and musicians are teaming up to help students fall in love with writing this summer! Adventures in Writing Camp is offering a three-week “day camp” program that allows elementary campers to write, edit, and publish their own eBooks, and middle-schoolers to create their own podcasts!  Campers learn and create under the guidance of credentialed teachers, musicians, and authors. Lessons are delivered as songs. New writing skills are practiced by writing (family-friendly) rap songs. It’s the writing camp that turns “writing camp” on its formerly stuffy head! Visit for more information, COVID-safety details, and a short video overview of camp.

      June 28 - July 16, 2021 at Washington Elementary. Camp hours are 9am – 3pm. Open to students entering grades 1-8. Visit for COVID safety details. Sibling and early registration discounts are available. Register at 

  • Camp Edmo

    • EDMO — camp so fun they won't even know they're learning! Science, Technology, Maker and Art with a Social Emotional Learning Twist. At Camp EDMO, children engage in a variety of subjects such as science, coding, engineering, and the arts to access their curiosity. Every day, campers rotate between experiential projects based on their chosen theme, activities that get their bodies moving (think stretching, silly dance moves, and games), and social emotional learning (SEL) exercises designed to help them build connections and develop critical life skills like empathy and problem solving. EDMO staff help campers collaborate on coding projects and growing friendships, practicing mindfulness and yoga poses, and building rocket ships and self-confidence — all with a healthy dose of silliness!‍

  • Wizbots

    • Wizbots Robotics & Java Coding

      Wizbots LEGO® Robotics and Java Coding Camp for girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 14 is back this summer. Our camps have been modified to accommodate COVID safety requirements and county guidelines in keeping with our commitment to always prioritize the safety of our campers and staff. What remains unchanged is our deep and thoughtful curriculum led by well-trained mentors, that encourages children to explore complex concepts in engineering, design, robotics and coding through problem solving and creative thinking. 

      In a Wizbots lab your child is never given a kit to assemble or a set solution to a problem. Instead, we encourage creative thinking and out of the box problem solving that leads to every project being unique and truly representative of the child’s thought process. In the journey that our students take through a gamified curriculum, each child can work at their own pace and earn wristbands as they level up. So whether your child is coming to our lab for the first time or is returning to the program, there is always something new to discover and scope to deepen their knowledge on topics they may have explored before.

      Parents can share in their child’s journey of learning and discovery through our Wonderwall, a way we share videos of your child’s projects. So while Wizbots is certainly a LEGO® robotics and Java coding camp, we pride ourselves in opening children’s minds to the imagination and possibilities of STEM. Learn more at

  • Tech Know How

  • Avid 4 Adventure

    • Avid4 Adventure was born out of a desire to give kids a love of outdoor activity and to ensure the future caretaking of our planet. Being active outdoors is not only good for kids physically, outdoor experiences are powerful and empowering. Our camps give kids both a place to start and plenty of room to grow outdoors as they build skills in a wide range of adventure sports, including mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and paddling. Avid4 Adventure camps can help teach a camper to paddle and take them all the way to scouting single track terrain. In 2021 we are thrilled to provide Multisport, Single Sport, Camp at Home, and Expedition camps in Burlingame and beyond. We can't wait to see you soon!


  • BSD families whose income is less than $125,000/year can apply for a scholarship to the Burlingame Summer Academy and/or Camp Galileo by sending a proof of income statement to 
    • Proof of income can include the following:
      • Parent paystub (both parent paystubs required for two parent households)
      • W-9 Tax form 
    • Total household income, district data and program capacity (availability of staff) will be taken into consideration to prioritize scholarship recipients

During summer, BSD students are able to access learning apps used during the previous academic year, with some exceptions: 

  • Apps whose use is dependent on teacher interaction and facilitation
  • Apps that are being eliminated and not renewed for continuing use

BSD students can continue to log in the same way they did during the school year: 

  • Using a Clever badge/QR code
  • Logging in with their BSD Google account credentials

Available apps

Many popular apps will be available during the summer. See the initial list below. This list will be updated as apps are certified as available. 

Elementary level

  • iReady
  • ST Math (Gr. 3-5)

Middle School

  • Newsela

All Levels

  • BrainPOP (including ELL and Jr. editions)
  • G-Suite apps
  • Sora by Overdrive