Summer Learning

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Summer Literacy

Research demonstrates that the lack of academic skill reinforcement during the summer time accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap.

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Governor's Reading Challenge

It's that time of year again to encourage students to participate in Connecticut Reads, the 2022 Governor's Summer Reading Challenge! To support summer reading, the Connecticut State Library's statewide eGo eBook platform is now available through many local public libraries, and provides access to digital resources for all ages. For a list of local public libraries currently offering eGo, visit

To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge, contact the Connecticut State Department of Education!

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Summer Mathematics
Stafford Public Schools is proud to integrate our virtual learning tools to support students in sustaining summer learning during the summer. Families may also choose to print pages from the grade level packets included.

Summer Math Learning Activities

Khan Academy

It is now more important than ever to keep math skills sharp and prevent any further learning loss. In an effort o address this need, the State of Connecticut launched the Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge. Why? because being mathematically literate is important. Mathematically literate individuals are able to make informed decisions about the world around them and have the interest and confidence to meet the needs and challenges of today's society.

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Commissioner's Mathematics Challenge

The 2022 Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge stresses the importance of maintaining math skills during the summer. Schools compete based on student population and grade level. The program identifies the schools with the highest percentage of participating enrollment and the highest number of badges earned by participating students. Registration instructions, district reporting forms and all other materials are available online.
  • Students in grades 1st through 8th, register your student here for the challenge!
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  • Student in grades 9th through 12th, register your student here for the challenge!
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Download the Summer Math Log here.
Download the Summer Math Passport here.

To learn more about the Summer Math Challenge, contact the Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge project at
860-713-6557, or visit


Additional Summer Challenges


Summer Science Challenge


Social Studies Summer Ambassador Challenge

The Story of Me
(Student Certificate Available)
 Story of me Challenge Packet (English)
 Paquete de desafío historia de mí (Español)


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Literacy Leader
Erin Grasso
K-5 Math Leader
Macia Jacobs
6-12 Humanities Instructional Coach
Caren Falzarano
6-12 STEM Instructional Coach
Carey Edwards


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