Extended School Year Summer Olympics

The Encinitas Union School District (PreK – 6th grade Special Education Program) honored its special athletes July 24 when they participated in the district’s Extended School Year Summer Olympics. The day began with the parade of athletes displaying their classroom banners, followed by their events, and ended with a medals ceremony.

This year the program consisted of eight classrooms serving approximately 80 students from all nine schools within the district.

This is the 16th year the event has been held as a culmination of the district’s summer school program. The Olympics program was the vision of one of the district’s Adaptive P.E. teachers who passed away three years ago from cancer and the district has continued this legacy in her honor.

Photos by Jon Clark.