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Superintendent Navarro urges students to access learning programs over the summer

July 14, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope this message finds you enjoying your summer and spending time with your children and families. While there are still several weeks left of summer break – six weeks to be exact – students can still access CCPS learning programs from home to keep up to date with their skills. Please consider using these tools to provide some hours per week for students to practice their math and reading skills.

All CCPS students have a Microsoft Office 365 account they can log into from home. Most programs are stored in an application called Clever, which our students are familiar with and use during the school year. Students can access Clever from home using the steps below.

  • Visit www.office.com.
  • Log in using their six-digit student ID number email and CCPS-issued technology password.
    • For example, a student email would be 123456@ccboe.com
    • A student’s password is in ParentVue, under the Student Info menu
  • Click on the Apps tool and look for the blue Clever symbol under Education Apps.
    • Click on Clever. Students may have to select the Student and Staff Login option.

The chart below features highly recommended applications for students.

Grade Level(s)

Content Area

Name of Application

K–2

Reading

iRead

2 – 5

Reading

Imagine Learning

K-5

Math

DreamBox

K-12

Library Media

Beanstack

The CCPS Elementary Program of Studies available at https://www.ccboe.com/academics/elementary-program-of-studies has resources that include popular educational and interactive websites and games. Click on the subject matter from the left menu and then the corresponding grade level. Each grade level page has a Kid Zone area with fun activities for students.

CCPS is currently offering a summer reading challenge for students entering Grades 6-8 in which they can win prizes. Information on the challenge is posted on the CCPS website here. Students can complete the challenge on Beanstack, an app available under Clever in Office 365, or complete the Charles County Public Library Summer Reading Challenge. Details are posted at https://www.ccplonline.org/. High school students can also earn prizes by the summer reading challenge in Beanstack.

CCPS also has online math resources for middle and high school students. Middle school students can access MyPath through the i-Ready application in Clever. MyPath features personalized instruction based on the most recent i-Ready assessment taken by the student. After launching the i-Ready app in Clever, students should click on Math to get started.

High school students looking to hone in on their math skills can use the online program IXL. IXL is available at https://www.ixl.com/ and features free content for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. Any student entering Algebra I this fall will need to make a new IXL account.

CCPS also recommends Khan Academy resources available free online at https://www.khanacademy.org/. Using a free account, parents can help their child pick courses to either refresh skills or prepare for the new school year.

I hope the resources provided can help you assist your child in keeping up with learning over the summer. Attached to this email is a list of back-to-school vaccination clinics for families, hosted by the Charles County Department of Health. The health department is also providing several free weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics at locations across Charles County. Please consider a vaccine clinic to access free available resources for your child.

In the coming weeks, CCPS will begin sharing back-to-school information with families. This includes a return of a paid meals program, school orientation schedules and more. Please continue to follow our website at www.ccboe.com for the most up-to-date information. Staff looks forward to welcoming students back to school on Aug. 29.

Sincerely,

Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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