WIMS Summer Continuity of Learning

FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Recently the County highlighted a variety of summer programs, you can see the message here and visit the Summer Learning Website here. Irving MS will continue to provide recommended, virtual learning opportunities for students from June 29-July 31.

Summer Continued Learning

Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June; digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide practice activities that review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-2020 school year. The language arts book will focus on essential skills in reading, writing, grammar, mechanics and vocabulary.

A supplemental English Language Development Summer Practice Book will be sent to middle school English learners who are ELP levels 1 & 2. These books will provide English Language Development (ELD) practice activities to support and enrich language development during the summer. In addition, the Language Arts workbook that all students receive will contain an ELD section with language development activities designed for students at ELP level 3 & 4.

To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, there will be one hour per week of office hours available for each course. Office hours for mathematics, language arts, and English Language Development will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the Mathematics Essentials Summer Practice Book, the Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book, and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is recommended. Students must sign up HERE for Office Hours in order to receive a link to meet with a content teacher. 

Here is the schedule of office hours:

Subject

Days and Times

Math 7

Wednesday 10:00-11:00

Math 7 Honors

Thursday 10:00-11:00

Algebra

Tuesday 10:00-11:00 OR

Wednesday 10:00-11:00

Pre-Algebra

Tuesday 10:00-11:00 OR

Wednesday 10:00-11:00

Grade 7 Language Arts

Friday 8:00-9:00 OR

Wednesday 10:00-11:00

Grade 8 Language Arts

Tuesday 9:00-10:00 OR

Thursday 1:00-2:00 

English Language Development

Wednesday 1:00-2:00

Special Education

Tuesday 9:00-10:00

 

Options for Algebra Students

Students currently enrolled in Algebra can also participate in one of two Algebra specific summer learning options. 

 

Students who passed or failed Algebra 1 may take the Virtual Credit Recovery course to improve their understanding and skills before the next school year. Students who participate will meet daily with high school staff, review Algebra content, and receive a grade at the end of the summer. Students currently in the 6th or 7th grade should work with their counselor in deciding to expunge one of the passing Algebra 1 course grades before the end of the first quarter of the following school year. Students currently in the 8th grade should work with their counselor prior to the end of the 1st quarter of the following school year in deciding to expunge the Algebra 1 course and the grade that was taken during the 19-20 traditional school year. High school credit bearing course work taken during the summer between the 8th and 9th grade may not be expunged. Any student can sign up for Credit Recovery, teachers and schools may also invite students to attend. Please contact your school counselor if you would like to have your child participate in Credit Recovery or click here for more information. 

 

In addition to the Credit Recovery for Algebra, teachers and schools can also recommend students for Summer Algebra Intervention. Like the Continuity of Learning option, Algebra Intervention will offer a self-directed, self-paced option for students who want to review Algebra. Students who are recommended for or sign up for Algebra Intervention will be able to connect with high school staff once a week for office hours.

 

There is no credit or grade for this program. If you are interested in the virtual program please contact your child’s school counselor.  

 

Algebra students may also choose to participate in Algebra Intervention over the summer and choose to retake Algebra for a grade in the 9th grade. If a student retakes Algebra in the 9th grade, the student should work with their current counselor to expunge the grade. Students can also work with their 20-21 school counselor during the first quarter of the 9th grade to expunge the 19-20 grade.

 

School Counselors: 

Ashlee Nelson - @email

Beau Buchanan - @email

David Frenck - @email

Cynthia Pareja - @email

 

Other Summer Options

Students and parents may also receive information about program-specific programs such as ESY and ESOL Summer School. In addition, information about the VIP program which targets students in grades 6-8 will be shared. 

We hope that one of these summer options will be a good fit for your student and help them get ready for the 2020-21 school year.

We look forward to supporting continued learning this summer!