To the Parents of Red Jacket Students Entering Grades 6-12:
We aknowledge that summer is time for family and fun, but with the rigors the state has in place for graduation, we feel students need as much practice as they can get, especially in reading. Please encourage your child(ren) to read often: newspapers, blogs, Reddit, magazines, and books.
The details of the program are as follows:
Students will choose a book to read that is appropriate for his/her reading and maturity levels. The school and public librarians will aid any student who needs assistance in choosing appropriate book titles. We expect students to read books they have not read in the past, and we encourage students to choose books that interest them.
Since creating different assignments for all the titles students will be reading is impossible, classroom teachers have created assignments that are broad in nature, yet will be meaningful to the classroom. These assignments require students to interact with texts in a grade appropriate manner.
Google Classrooms –
- As most students and teachers have become comfortable with google classroom, each English teacher has set up a summer class (codes are below).
- At the end of the school year, each student joined the class for the appropriate grade level. The assignments can be found there, downloaded to google accounts or printed.
- Students will still have access to their school google accounts, but not the chrome books; therefore the library will be a great resource for those who do not have Internet/computer access at home.
Students entering AP English or Gemini English received separate assignments geared toward upper-level course work, which requires more substantial independent writing assignments and/or assessments in September. Students in AP/Gemini classes received detailed assignments and the necessary coursework materials before they left for the summer.
If you have a student who is attending summer school, it is assumed your student will pass and therefore be expected to have the assignment completed for the next grade level. Teachers in September will expect all incoming students to have the assignment done.
Thank you for your cooperation in our efforts to provide Red Jacket students with opportunities to reinforce their skills and enrich their education. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, or Stacy Liberati, ELA Chairperson, at Stacy.Liberati@redjacket.org, or by calling the HS Office at 289-3966.
The Red Jacket English Department
Google Classroom Summer Assignment Codes
6 – j3j90o
7 – mhpb0z
8 – c399cwi
9 – te6t0wj
10 – ox0y95
11R – v1f373
12 - c1uhfr
AP Lit – hj43ye
Gemini – 64hk90