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    The Summer of Learning
    Posted on 08/07/2020
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    Join us for The Summer of Learning!

    Looking for an opportunity to support your child's success next school year? We're here to help — Seattle Public Schools is expanding our successful summer learning program!

    Summer learning will help your child sharpen their academic skills for next school year and beyond.

     

    Technology Resources for Families: Seattle Public Schools has many digital tools to support student learning. Email will be the primary mode of communication and Schoology will be used for remote learning. Student email address are their SPS Student Username — what students use to login to Schoology, Clever, etc. (ex: 1jrsmith@seattleschools.org) Read more about Technology Resources for Families.

     

    Check Out Summer Reading

    Set a summer reading goal! We suggest reading at least 20 minutes a day.

    Seattle Public Schools librarians have book suggestions to keep your child reading all summer! Visit our Library Services webpage for book recommendations by grade.

    The Seattle Public Library 2020 Summer of Learning is a little different, but there are many ways to keep students engaged, reading and learning all summer.

     

    Make Art Everyday

    Summer is a time of exploration and fun. We challenge everyone to make art every day.

     To support you in this challenge, teaching artists have created videos introducing a variety of art forms and mediums. New videos added every week! Visit The Creative Advantage YouTube channel.

    Visual and Performing Arts Lessons: SPS teachers have created music, theatre, and visual art videos and lessons that you can do at home! Students can do them independently or with someone else. The lessons require minimal materials – things you can find in your home.

     

    Self-led Summer Learning Activity Packets

    Summer Learning Packets for preschool - 5th grade students: Learning packets are available for download on our preschool and elementary learning resources page.

    Learning Suggestions to Keep Students Learning

    Reading and writing activities included in the packet:

    • Vocabulary activities
    • Writing prompts
    • Summer reading log

    Preschool: Download the packets on the preschool learning resource webpage.

    Kindergarten - 5th grade: Download the packets on the elementary learning resource webpage.

    Advanced Learning Learning Packets Kindergarten - 8th grade

    The Advanced Learning team has created a self-led learning packets for all students with help from a parent or guardian. The packets include fun STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering and math) projects to be done at home with common household items.

     

    Seattle Super Readers Unite

    Illustration of young girl in superhero capePick up your child's Seattle Public Library reading log and teen library challenge card at one of the district's meal distribution sites starting June 20 and check out the library website for engaging ways to keep learning all summer long.

    SPL online content includes STEAM activities, how-to videos, story times, artist demonstrations, and neighborhood scavenger hunts. Access thousands of free ebooks using your SPS Student ID and Library Link. Learn more and find reading activities on the Seattle Public Library Summer of Learning webpage.

    Seattle Super Readers is a key part of our family and community engagement strategy to make reading exciting and joyful for our youngest scholars. Read more about Seattle Super Readers and our strategic plan Seattle Excellence.

     

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    Take a Virtual Field Trip

    While it's not the same as in-person experiences, Seattle Public Schools has worked with our partners at the Seattle Aquarium and the Woodland Park Zoo to bring virtual field trips to our students!

    Throughout the summer, we will be creating videos that will give students a chance to explore the zoo and aquarium from the comfort and safety of their homes.

     

    Seattle Aquarium Virtual Field Trips

    Woodland Park Zoo Virtual Field Trips

     

    Student Meal Support During Summer

    A sack lunch in a paper bag with an apple and bottle of water The district has 26 schools throughout the city currently serving as a hub for student meal support during the summer.

    These schools provide sack meals for all SPS students Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We also will continue providing student meals by bus Monday through Friday throughout Seattle. Read more about student meals during the summer.

     

    Summer Programs and Childcare Offered by Community Partners

    Summer Programs: See a list of Seattle summer programs offered by community partners.

    Childcare: See a list of childcare partners operating at Seattle school sites.

     

    The Summer of Learning and Bridge Programs

    sun graphic with text Summer of LearningThe Summer of Learning is a remote learning program for students running July 6 - August 7. Students will use Schoology and connect to a teacher to address specific needs and questions regarding the learning. There will be paper-based packets available at meal site locations, recorded math, ELA, and social-emotional teacher-recorded lessons that students can access anytime.

    To learn more details about the different grade level summer programs visit our The Summer of Learning webpages.

    Learning Materials for The Summer of Learning

    If you have questions about these materials, please contact the Summer Programs team by emailing spssummerprograms@seattleschools.org. In your message, please include the subject and lesson date.