Summer vacation is an exciting time for many students. The students no longer have to wake up early, no longer have to go to school, no longer have to read. However, if students stop doing these things all summer it can have a drastic effect on all the information they worked so hard to learn during the year. The process of students losing information is known as the “summer slide.” The summer slide is real, in fact research shows that some students can lose as much as two months of reading progress. That is like missing approximately 40 days of school in one year!
Parents can help students maintain the learning skills they have developed by helping their kids complete academic tasks into their daily routine. These don’t have to be difficult or necessarily follow a “set curriculum.” The students simply need to continue using their brain, practice basic math skills, and interact with books and reading all summer.
Your children should also try to do the following every day so their child stays healthy and happy.
Check out these new articles for additional ways to support your students at home this summer!
Children’s brains can uniquely absorb information during this critical phase. If intelligence is defined as the ability to learn, children between the ages of 2 and 7 may be the most intelligent humans on the planet.
Congratulations to our certified employee of the year, Heather Fasching, and our classified employee of the year, Monica Gomez. Thank you for all that you have done for our students. We appreciate you!
CLEVER PORTAL ACCESS
The Clever portal, which has many links to Quincy School District approved websites including Connect Ed which has your student's reading content. This can be accessed through many forms of technology devices at:
The username is your student’s email (ex. studentIDfirstname.lastname@example.org) and the password is the student’s date of birth in the YYMMDD format (ex. If birthday is March 17th, 2020, password is 200317).
In an ongoing effort to help ensure the safety of all of our students, the Quincy School District has introduced the use of a new reporting system that you can use to report incidents to the school. The SafeSchools Alert system i set up and avialable for use. There are five ways that the system can be utilized:
This reporting service allows you to easily report bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, threats of violence, or any safety issue you are concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. When you submit a tip, be sure to use our distric's identification code: 1522 in your communication.
Every SafeSchools Alert that is received about our district is immediately logged in the system and our adminstration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. Tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.
Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to work and learn!