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Jamestown Schools - Summer Work: Frequently Asked Questions

Summer work expectations for Melrose and Lawn School students in K-grade 9.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is summer work mandatory?

Yes (and no).  Each incoming elementary student is strongly encouraged to read and review math skills over the summer.  Every middle school student (grades 5 - 8) has required assignments over the summer. Please see the specific suggestions/instructions for your grade level. 

What are my parents’ or guardians’ roles in summer work?

  • At the elementary level, parents are key in providing guidance in the selection of relevant activities on the Bingo Board. Parents are also instrumental in documenting evidence of Bingo Board completion.
  • Parents at all levels are needed to remind their child, and in some cases, assist them in logging in to practice Mathematics on iReady MyPath weekly.
  • Parents and guardians often find it helpful to read the same books along with their child, as doing so creates opportunities for rich conversations and the ability to support reluctant or struggling readers. 

How will my teacher grade summer work?

Classes at Lawn Middle School have specific requirements.  Please click here for the following grade-level requirements:

Where can I find books to read?

Students have been given choice to read a book that is interesting to them and is at their individual reading level. Families are not required to purchase books. Books may be checked out for free with a public library card from the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Some of the books are available as free eBooks or audiobooks through our school library (click on the SORA link on the grade level webpages). 

Students are encouraged to find their books at a local library, where print, eBooks, and audiobook versions are also available.  Students may also purchase their books at a local bookstore or through an online order service. 


Please read the FAQ first and THEN, if your question remains unanswered, please contact the school or email the school principal: