Summer Requirements

Summer Required Reading

Realizing the importance of reading as a fundamental tool of learning, the faculty annually composes a list of books for students to be read over the summer break. All students entering grades 2-8 will be required to read the designated book or books listed on the summer reading list.

Click here for the 2016 Summer Reading Lists (K-8th Grades)

 
SUMMER AR TEST DATES-Summer 2016 - For our families’ convenience, the library will be open on the following days this summer for students in 2nd - 8th grades to take Accelerated Reader tests.  Parents must remain with their children while they complete the testing.

HOURS: 1:00pm-3:00pm
June 6th
June 20th
July 11th
July 25th

Summer Required Math

KINDERGARTEN
Students entering Kindergarten will have access to the internet based IXL Math Program to work on over the summer. They will receive their passwords by the end of May.

GRADES 1st - 4th
Students entering 1st-4th Grades will use the internet based IXL Math Program.  All students will be required to complete 5 (Five) Hours of IXL over the summer by the first day of school.  Students new to St. Francis will receive their IXL passwords by the end of May.  FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE IXL PROGRAM, please contact Tina Sosnowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLICK HERE BEGIN IXL

   
   
 
GRADES 5th - 8th
Students entering 5th-8th Grades will be required to COMPLETE “Chapter Zero” or “Course Readiness” a readiness chapter created in ALEKS based on our curriculum at each grade level.  This must be completed by the first day of school in August.  Students will receive a test grade based on the percentage of “Chapter Zero” or “Course Readiness” completed. Students new to St. Francis will receive their ALEKS passwords by the end of May.  FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ALEKS, please contact Mrs. Jen McBride at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FAQ:
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE COMPLETED MY ALEKS SUMMER REQUIREMENT?  Students have completed their summer requirement when their home screen has a different due date then the first day of school.  Click here for detailed description.

I MISSED THE ALEKS INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS IN MAY? 
Click here for the presentation from the meeting.

click here for 2016 SFA SENSATIONAL SUMMER PROGRAMS Brochure
for a variety of summer programs offered at SFA.


  
     

Optional Summer Spanish Packet - for new students in 4th-8th grades

Online Spanish textbook for reference: http://ww w.glencoe.com/sec/worldlanguages/spanish/ose/index_nonfl.html

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