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RSD13 will offer several summer learning opportunities to enhance the education of our learners. The programs are as follows:

  • Extended School Year (ESY) Summer School is designed for students who receive special education services and is mandated through the PPT process and a child’s individualized education plan. 
  • Summer Learning Opportunities (SLO) is designed for students in grades K-12 who receive special education services but do not qualify for Extended School Year Summer School (ESY).
  • Summer Academy (SA) is designed for select learners currently in grades K-5 who receive intervention services in math and reading.
  • Kindergarten Academy (KA) is a program offered to all incoming Kindergarten children to provide them with time in a classroom prior to the start of elementary school.
  • Summer Boost is designed for all students entering grades pre-K to 8 who want to extend their learning over the summer through an optional, online choice board of learning tasks (please see below).
  • Coginchaug High School has a required reading assignment for students in grades 9-12. Mrs. Stone, the high school principal, will send out a letter with the information for all high school students and parents. Please see more information about these required reading assignments below.

2023 Summer Boost

You'll learn something new everyday when you go outside and play! But if you're looking for some extra fun, try some of this learning under the sun!
If you are looking for ways to keep your child engaged in a variety of different learning activities throughout the summer, please see the information below. Please note the mandatory summer reading assignments for incoming 9th - 12th graders.

July Edition

Please click on the links of grade levels below to explore opportunities to boost learning during summer! 
Entering 9-12 (please see details below)
Summer Reading 2023 CRHS English Dept parent letter
Summer Reading 2023 incoming freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
Summer Learning 2023 -incoming senior college essay 
Summer 2023 AP Summer Learning Part 1
Summer 2023 AP Summer Learning Part 2 

2023 Governor's Summer Challenge

     We encourage families to have their children read all summer long in order to keep students using the skills they worked so hard on all year long. Reading can be reading by themselves, with someone, listening to an audiobook, reading a magazine or other kind of material. Try both fiction and nonfiction! 
     Keeping up with our math skills is important! We encourage families to have their children practice their math skills all summer long in order to build upon their understanding. Not home, no worries - practice some skills in the car!
     The Connecticut State Department of Education offers many summer learning challenges, including the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge. These challenges give students engaging options and opportunities to assist in sharpening essential college, career, and civic knowledge while better positioning them for academic success in the fall. Please see the above for more information.

2023 RSD13 Summer Reading Resources

High-Quality Summer Enrichment Programs for all Connecticut Children

Please see the following description from
"This summer, Connecticut children and youth have access to hundreds of summer programs, camps, childcare centers, and other opportunities for learning and fun. There's something for everyone! This site gives families information about various summer enrichment programs, supported by federal COVID-19 relief dollars, in Connecticut that are offered through municipalities; school districts; and community partners such as non-profits, childcare centers, private and independent schools, and faith-based organizations."

Summer Learning Tech Support

Please reach out to your student's summer learning teacher with all tech issues. They will relay the information to the appropriate support personnel.
For common home tech troubleshooting information, please visit our Home Tech Tips page.