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Summer Requirements


Realizing the importance of reading as a fundamental tool of learning, the faculty annually composes a list of books for students to be read over the summer break. All students entering grades 2-8 will be required to read the designated book or books listed on the summer reading list.
NOTE: Optional Reading Study Guide Packets are available below for 8th grade. 
SUMMER AR TEST DATES-Summer 2017 - For our families’ convenience, the library will be open on the following days this summer for students in 2nd - 8th grades to take Accelerated Reader tests. Parents must remain with their children while they complete the testing.
2017 Summer AR Testing Dates:
Wednesday, June 7th       1pm - 3pm
Wednesday, June 21st     1pm - 3pm
Wednesday, July 12         1pm - 3pm
Wednesday, July 26         1pm - 3pm
Wednesday, August 2      1pm - 3pm


Students entering Kindergarten will have access to the internet based IXL Math Program to work on over the summer. They will receive their passwords by the end of May.

GRADES 1st - 4th
Students entering 1st-4th Grades will use the internet based IXL Math Program. All students will be required to complete 5 (Five) Hours of IXL over the summer by the first day of school. Students new to St. Francis will receive their IXL passwords by the end of May. FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE IXL PROGRAM, please contact Tina Sosnowski at


GRADES 5th - 8th
Students entering 5th-8th Grades will be required to COMPLETE “Chapter Zero” or “Course Readiness” a readiness chapter created in ALEKS based on our curriculum at each grade level. This must be completed by the first day of school in August. Students will receive a test grade based on the percentage of “Chapter Zero” or “Course Readiness” completed. Students new to St. Francis will receive their ALEKS passwords by the end of May. FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING ALEKS, please contact Mrs. Jen McBride at
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE COMPLETED MY ALEKS SUMMER REQUIREMENT? Students have completed their summer requirement when their home screen has a different due date than the first day of school. Click below for detailed description.
Click below for the presentation from the meeting.

Interested in Attending one of our many Fun summer programs??
Click below for 2017 SFA SENSATIONAL SUMMER PROGRAMS Brochure for a variety of summer programs offered at SFA.
Optional Summer Spanish Packet available below. 
Online Spanish textbook for reference: http://ww

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