Summer Learning Resources and Opportunities

Summer break is just days away and we have so much to celebrate as this unforgettable year draws to a close. Despite all the challenges and stressors of the 2020-2021 year, there have been many accomplishments along the way.  Since early October, our teachers and staff have been able to provide extraordinary five days a week of in-person instruction when the majority of school districts across the nation could not. Our students have been able to participate in extracurricular programs throughout most of the school year, including sports, fine arts, and FFA. And just this past weekend, Bloom-Carroll High School was able to host an in-person outdoor graduation ceremony for the first time in the Carl Fell Stadium with family and friends in attendance.

Although the year has had many successes, there have also been innumerable challenges impacting our students' academic, social, and emotional wellbeing. We recognize the impact these challenges have had on our students and we want to provide our families with tools and resources to help bridge the gaps.

The BCLSD has developed an Extended Learning Plan to help identify and address the ongoing needs of our students as we move into the summer months. Below you will find specific information from our Extended Learning Plan webpage that provides links to programs and resources available to students and families during the months of June, July, and August.

We invite you to take time to explore these opportunities and utilize those programs that are most beneficial to your child's needs and interests. In addition, we would like to encourage you and your child to build in time for some good old-fashioned fun this summer. Check out local parks, zoos, and museums and just get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Summer is a perfect time for kids to practice social skills, move their bodies, and work on those friendship-building skills that are important for learning as well as for mental health and overall well-being.

Stay well, stay safe, and enjoy this season of activities and celebrations!

If you have any questions regarding the summer learning resources shared in this message, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 614-834-6714.

Have a great summer!

Jodi Ranegar

Curriculum Director/Communications

Summer Learning Opportunities

In order to extend learning opportunities to our students during the summer months, we have opened up access for our students to the online programs in the Bulldog Portal. These are programs that we believe will be beneficial to students and families seeking additional learning opportunities through the summer months.

Below are a few of the online programs available through the Bulldog Portal along with a few local enrichment opportunities for Bloom-Carroll High School students.

Lexia Core 5 (Reading - Grades K-5 ): Lexia is proving to help our students show gains in reading. This program focuses on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Lexia PowerUP (Reading - Grades 6-12): PowerUP is a program designed to help struggling readers in grades 6-12 become proficient readers by addressing gaps in fundamental literacy skills.

SAVVAS SuccessMaker (Math - Grades K-8): SuccessMaker is an adaptive program that delivers tutorial, practice, challenge, and remediation to help students achieve growth and get back on track.

SAVVAS MathXL (Grades 9-12): MathXL is connected to our high school math curriculum and provides online practice, assessments, and tutorials that offer immediate feedback to students.

MobyMax (All subjects - Grades 5-8): MobyMax is a great program to help students close learning gaps. It includes practice in all subjects and provides teach-me videos, cognitive skill manipulatives, and adaptive & fluency practice.

Typing. com (Grades K-5): Online typing curriculum with fun and engaging practice to improve keyboarding skills. The program also teaches computer and internet basics at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Accelerated Reader (Grades 3-8): We will be keeping Accelerated Reader open during June and July for students to motivate them to continue their love for independent reading. Quizzes will be for practice only.

BCHS Credit Recovery Program (Grades 9-12): This option is available to students currently enrolled in the CRP to make up credits from the 2020-2021 school year.

Lancaster High School Summer School (Grades 9-12): LHS will be offering summer school to high school students residing in Fairfield County. Please visit Lancaster City Schools website for upcoming information.

TRECA Summer School (Grades 9-12): This is an online option for students wanting to make up credit from a previously failed class or looking to get ahead on courses before school starts. Enrollment for summer courses is June 4th.

TRECA ACT & SAT Test Prep (Grade 9-12): TRECA also provided online preparations for exams for ACT & SAT. These courses are for practice only. No credits are issued. Enrollment deadline is June 4th.

Summer Enrichment Opportunities across Fairfield County

Many agencies and organizations across Fairfield County provide a variety of summer enrichment opportunities for students and their families during the months of June, July, and August. Below are a few programs and opportunities you may want to explore to keep your children engaged and actively learning during the summer months.

Community Resources for Families 

Below is a list of agencies in Fairfield County that provide a variety of services, resources, and trainings for families in our area. 

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