The Early Start Program is a K-3 summer program offered to students demonstrating difficulty in the acquisition of basic early literacy skills as measured by the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS.)
This year’s Early Start Program will be held virtually, July 6 – July 31, 2020. The program will offer learning opportunities in reading, writing and math as well as social emotional learning and a variety of enrichment opportunities.
If you have received notification indicating that your child qualifies for the 2020 Early Start Program, please confirm your child’s participation in the program by completing an online registration form by June 22, 2020 at: https://www.hartfordschools.org/earlystart2020/
If you have any questions regarding the Early Start Summer Program, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school or reach out to Early Start Program Coordinator Caitlin Bexley at NILEC001@hartfordschools.org.
Summer Enrichment Opportunities
Who: K-8 students
What: Enrichment opportunities to help students continue to have fun learning and growing over the summer, including supports in reading, writing, math, and the arts
Why: To provide opportunities for our students and families to engage and participate in continued learning over the summer.
When: July 6th-August 14th
Where: Register here: https://www.hartfordschools.org/enrichment2020/
(For students age 10-13 only): STARBASE CT Virtual Summer Camp is open to all those interested in expanding their horizons through STEM activities. The virtual camp will be done at your student's and your convenience. Sign up using the link below and you will receive an email (usually within one business day) of your student's enrollment. The camp will be open to students from July 13-31. During that time, your student will have access to our Google Classroom. Once in the space, students can then look through and pick from a variety of topics to do a wide range of activities. Each activity is designed to raise awareness and interest in the larger module topic. Once a student completes 80% of a module it is considered finished and a virtual badge will be sent to the student via email. IF 100% of a module is completed, then a special badge will be issued. Students can complete as much or as little as they see fit in a module and move from one to the next without completing a module. The students will have access to the Google Classroom from July 13-31 to complete and earn as many badges as much as they can. Access to the Google Classroom will terminate at the end of the day, July 31. There is no charge associated with this camp. It is designed to take students who attended/would have attended the regular STARBASE during the past academic year. The ages intended to be a part of this virtual summer camp is ages 10-13. Again, please complete the form at the link below and save the dates on your calendar. Once your submission is received, we will process it and let you know of enrollment.
Superintendent’s Reading Challenge
Who: K-12 students
What: Superintendent’s Reading Challenge: read 20 minutes 5 times a week
Why: Celebrate and have fun growing your reading skills over the summer! Students are encouraged to share the books they are reading and submit their minutes to Hartford Public Schools to be recognized for all their accomplishments.
When: Challenge runs from July 6th-August 14th
Where: Submit the title of the book(s) and the number of minutes you’ve read each week by clicking here.
Scroll down for the Summer Reading List for all grades.
Summer Literacy Resources
The following resources are available to families and students over the summer. For more information about summer programs, please visit https://www.hartfordschools.org/summerenrichment/
Superintendent’s Reading Challenge
i-Ready is an online program that provides students with lessons based on their grade level content. The online program allows your child to learn at a pace that is just right for them. These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your child engaged as they learn.
Conquer the challenge! Time to flex those reading muscles. Fill out the Superintendent’s Reading Challenge form to keep track of your summer reading progress. Earn cool prizes for effort and meeting the weekly reading time target.
Looking for something interactive and fun? Our partnership with Hartford Performs continues for our students and families with their new Hartford Performs: Virtual Edition! Students can learn to make a puppet, dance “La Raspa”, write rap poetry, plus much more! Programs are grouped into grade bands.
Lexia: Core 5
Summer Adventures with HPL: Imagine your Story!
Boundless Summer Reading Lists
Lexia is an online program students can access to build and practice their foundational skills.
The Hartford Public Library has many activities available over the summer, including their Reading Bingo Card Challenge, live sessions on their calendar, take-out programs in a bag, as well as creating story walks around the city. Stay tuned for their summer learning page to engage in all of their summer resources.
Looking for a good book to read? Look no further than these suggested books lists created in partnership with the HPL Boundless Program! Book lists available in grade level bands with books available through the Hartford Public Library.
Summer Enrichment Registration
(Bilingual classrooms Grade K-2)
Lexia PowerUp is designed for middle school students to get support in their reading, specifically with learning connected to word study, grammar, and comprehension.
The purpose of the Summer Enrichment program is to help students continue to have fun learning and growing over the summer. The program will provide enrichment opportunities with resources in reading, writing, mathematics, and the arts.
This is a resource tailed specifically to supporting our students in Bilingual classrooms. Instruction through Imagine Learning focuses on language development. Imagine Learning accelerates learning and empowers each student to fulfill their unique potential.