When the final bell rings this afternoon at schools across Long Island, it signals more than just the start of another weekend. It means that (most) schools are out for summer!

So what are your plans for keeping the kids -- and yourself -- busy for the next couple of months? We want you to send in your summer plans. They might be published in this very blog.

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And while you're at it, how about uploading some summer photos, too? They might be published in an upcoming Friday section of ExploreLI.

If you're stumped and have no plans at all, you're in luck. Here are some ideas:

Weekend guide to fun on Long Island
50 things to do this summer
Best of Long Island restaurants
Beaches on Long Island
Amusement parks and family fun centers 

Soraya Omeir, 6, is seen at Jones Beach celebrating her graduation from kindergarten at PS 134. (June 22, 2010)