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July 6, 2015 - August 6, 2015
 
We are excited to offer a new on-site Summer School Program for students entering grades first through seventh.  Students are invited to attend this program based on teacher feedback and educational data.
 
Dates: Monday, July 6, 2015 and run every Monday through Thursday until August 6, 2015

Location: Upper Township Middle School; 525 Perry Road, Petersburg, NJ 08270.
 

Summer Schedule by Grade
Grade the Student will be Entering September 2015
Grade 1 8:00 - 10:00 AM Grade 2 10:30 - 12:30 PM
Grade 3 8:00 - 10:00 AM Grade 4 10:30 - 12:30 PM
Grade 5 8:00 - 10:00 AM Grade 6 10:30 - 12:30 PM
Grade 7 Math 8:00 - 10:00 AM Grade 7 ELA 10:30 - 12:30 PM
 
Parents who confirm their child’s participation in this program, agree to provide transportation to and from the Middle School for the five-week period of Summer School.  
 
 
Language Arts
As part of your child’s extended learning experience he/she will be focusing on the following language arts skills: writing, decoding strategies, oral reading fluency and comprehension.  Teachers will be utilizing the American Reading Company's Summer Semester Program for language arts. More detailed information can be found on their website: 
http://www.americanreading.com/products/summer/
  • The Themes by Grade Level 
    • Grade 1: Animals
    • Grade 2: Bugs
    • Grades 3 & 4: Ecosystems
    • Grades 5, 6, & 7: Sports & Society
Math
The students participating in the seventh grade math program will be focusing on reviewing the basic math skills necessary to solidify his/her foundations and start preparing for the beginning topics of seventh grade.
 

Summer School Frequently Asked Questions
  • How was my child selected for this program?
  • Students were selected based upon Teacher, Principal, and/or Central Office Administration Recommendation.
  • Depending on the grade level of the student, we considered reading benchmark levels, Maze reading comprehension levels, AIMSweb reading assessments, ASK scores from previous years, as well as classroom grades & assessments.
     
  • I was never informed that my child was struggling, why did we receive a letter for summer school all of the sudden?
  • Our summer school program is not only for students that may be below grade level. We are hoping that exposing students to high interest literature and writing techniques at their level over the summer will help keep students growing, without being impacted by the “summer slide.”
  • During the math sessions, the program will help students with the basic math skills necessary to solidify their foundations and start preparing for the beginning topics of seventh grade math.
     
  • Why was I just informed about summer school now, so late in the year?
  • Due to facility construction/concerns during the summer, we were not sure, until recently, that we would have classrooms available for summer school. We understand that it is hard for parents to change summer schedules, and plan to send out information earlier next year. 
     
  • How much is the program and is it mandatory?
  • The program we are offering is free and voluntary.
     
  • What program will be utilized for the Language Arts portion of Summer School?
  • As part of your child’s extended learning experience he/she will be focusing on the following language arts skills: writing, decoding strategies, oral reading fluency and comprehension.  Teachers will be utilizing the American Reading Company's Summer Semester Program for language arts. More detailed information can be found on the website: http://www.americanreading.com/products/summer/
     
  • What about attendance, do the students have to come every day/week
  • Due to the limited number of seats available we encourage parents and students to confirm only if they are committed to attending the program. Teachers will be keeping attendance records on file.
     
  • Will a reading specialist teach the class?
  • The teachers who are teaching the program are from our school district, but may not necessarily be a reading specialist. We are confident that the teachers selected to lead the program have the background necessary and will be fully trained with the program.
     
  • Will there be more than one teacher in each classroom?
  • At this time there is only one teacher with approximately 15-20 students in each grade level group at a time. For example there will be one teacher with 15 first graders for the first session, and the same teacher with 15 second graders for a different second session.
     
  • Will there be a nurse on duty during the program hours? 
  • There is a school nurse on duty during the program hours.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time please feel free to contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at 609 628 3500 x 2235
Last Updated: 5/27/15
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