Summer Learning

PTA SUMMER MATH CLUB

PTA Summer Math ClubThe District 58 PTA offers a Summer Math Club for students entering grades K-8.

The program will look a little different this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are excited to offer three brand new math packets, for each grade level, so you can keep your math brains sharp and earn prizes throughout the summer!!

Participate by following four simple steps below!

1. Get your first math packet! Click here to access the first math packet, called the White Packet 1. It contains three opportunities to earn a prize – triangle, circle and star. Complete each activity within that shape to earn the prize for that shape. Earn up to three prizes for each packet! The packets include a variety of fun learning activities! Visit our Summer Math page for additional math games and resources. Please note: to access the packets, you will need to enter a password due to copyright laws. The password was shared in Dr. Russell’s May 29 email to all current families. For incoming kindergarteners, you should have received an email May 28 with the password. If you cannot find the email or password, please contact summermathclubDG58@yahoo.com to request the password.

Need a paper math packet? You can pick up a paper copy of the first math packet at the District 58 Administrative Service Center, Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or at the Herrick and O’Neill meal pickup sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

2. Submit your math packet. Once you’ve completed your first math packet, complete this Google Form to let us know you are done and to get your next packet. The PTA will send the Green Packet 2 to participating families after June 15 and the Yellow Packet 3 after July 6.

3. Check your work. After you submit your Google Form, you will receive the answer keys to check your work, as well as tutorial videos with high school student graders walking you through each of the Math Tasks.  Note: The high school student graders are also available to help with any math questions you may have for each packet.

4. Redeem your prizes! Math Club prizes can be collected at the Downers Grove Public Library’s Children’s Circulation Desk, 1050 Curtiss St., once the library reopens. Feel free to collect your prize after you complete each packet, or to collect them all at the end.  Prize pickup will be a quick stop into the library to pick up the prizes only.  There will not be an opportunity to ask questions about your packets or have them reviewed in person this year. We plan to be back to our normal procedures for 2021!  Prizes include stampers, erasers, small toys and food coupons!

We hope you join the fun! No need to sign up; just start working on your packet. Green packets and first prizes will be available after June 15.  Yellow packets and second prizes will be available after July 6. 

Questions?  Contact us at summermathclubDG58@yahoo.com


LIBRARY SUMMER READING CLUB

Library Summer District 58 is proud to partner with the Downers Grove Public Library for this year’s Summer Reading Program.

District 58 students who track their reading this summer can win fun prizes from the library! This program will begin after the library reopens (date TBD).

Learn more at http://dglibrary.org/src.

 


SUMMER SCHOOL, EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR AND SPEECH SERVICES

Registration for Summer School, Extended School Year and Speech-only Services has ended. 

District 58’s traditional in-person Summer School and Extended School Year programming have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the District and families prefer on-site instruction, we are excited to offer students optional remote summer learning opportunities! These opportunities are available for those families who wish to register their child(ren) for additional summer instruction and those who are eligible for special needs support. Registration for the below opportunities ended May 26.

SUMMER SCHOOL 

Summer SchoolSummer school will be offered remotely for students who are entering grades 1-8.  The online courses will be monitored and supported by District 58 staff with the primary instruction coming from an online platform called Acellus Learning Systems.  The primary focus of the summer coursework will be reading and mathematics.

Acellus is an interactive learning platform. It combines technology and learning science to help students master content, learning more effectively (greater mastery) and efficiently (in less time). Backed by scientific research, Acellus delivers online instruction, compliant with the latest standards, through high-definition video lessons made more engaging with multimedia and animation. Each lesson is carefully designed to connect with previously learned knowledge like interlocking building blocks. Students can log in to take lessons on any device. These courses are aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards.  A sample video (2nd Grade math instruction) can be found by clicking here.

Summer online instruction is self-paced and available to each registered student from June 8-July 24. Teachers will be available daily to answer questions, check in with students and monitor their progress. If a student progresses rapidly, he or she may move further ahead in the course; if a student is struggling, he or she may be placed at an earlier lesson to secure foundational knowledge.  

This program will be offered at the tuition rate of $100/student which includes both the reading and math courses.  

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Justin Sisul at jsisul@dg58.org or Summer School Principal Melissa Swallows at mswallows@dg58.org  Registration closed on Tuesday, May 26.

Additionally, If you are not interested in the remote summer program and have already made a payment toward the in-person summer programming, please email Summer School Secretary Jessy Daniels at jdaniels@dg58.org to request a refund.


EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR 

Extended School YearStudents are eligible for the Extended School Year (ESP) Program by recommendation of their IEP team based on Extended School Year eligibility criteria and as designated by the student’s IEP.  Targeted goals and specific special education services are identified by the student’s school team and often include resource, speech and language, occupational and/or physical therapy services. Typically these services are offered in a small group or integrated setting. This summer, in consideration of the remote learning order, they will be delivered consistent with regular term structures. Teachers and related services will structure learning activities during typical summer hours from 8:15-11:15 a.m., and students will engage in them consistent with the state’s maximum amount of per day instructional minutes:

  • Preschool – 50 minutes
  • Kindergarten – 60 minutes
  • Grades 1 and 2 – 90 minutes
  • Grades 3 through 6 – 120 minutes
  • Grades 7 and 8 – 180 minutes

Extended School Year services will begin on Thursday, June 11 and end on Friday, July 10.  There will be no classes on July 2-3. Students recommended for the Extended School Year Program by their IEP team must be enrolled/registered by their parents/guardians.  It is the parent’s choice whether or not their child participates in the Extended School Year Program.

The enrollment fee for ESY is $50.  

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Assistant Superintendent for Special Services Jessica Stewart at jstewart@dg58.org or Summer School Principal Melissa Swallows at mswallows@dg58.org  Registration for Extended School Year closed on May 26.

Additionally, if you are not interested in the remote ESY program and have already made a payment toward the in-person summer programming, please email Summer School Secretary Jessy Daniels at jdaniels@dg58.org to request a refund.


SPEECH-ONLY SERVICES 

Speech OnlySpeech-only services are for students who require intensive speech/language supports.  Services are delivered based on the student’s IEP goals and generally are between 25 and 50 minutes per week during the weeks that ESY is in session. LIke the District’s ESY Program, students are made eligible for ESY speech-only services by recommendation of their IEP team based on Extended School Year eligibility criteria and as designated by the student’s IEP.  

There is NO FEE for speech only. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Assistant Superintendent for Special Services Jessica Stewart at jstewart@dg58.org or Summer School Principal Melissa Swallows at mswallows@dg58.org.  Registration for speech-only services ended May 26.