School Newsletter

1 Easy, Breezy Way to Keep Students Learning in Summer

Dr. Kara Stern
2 min read
Two kids playing in a kiddy pool.

Did you know…? Research shows the more teachers are in communication with parents & caregivers, the more successful kids are in school.

Arguably, the more teachers are in communication over the summer, the less kids will experience summer slide. Biweekly school newsletters in summer are an easy way to keep students engaged until they’re back in the building.

Best of all, they’re easy to duplicate, update, and share with parents.

What’s in our summer learning template

Summer’s a great time to get kids involved in learning about (and exploring!) the natural world. So, we focused our starter template on summer safety.

Screen shot of Summer Learning School Newsletter Photo Gallery

We’ve got one section with kid-friendly resources for learning about the sun & another with info about bees and other cool summer insects.

Each section is followed by an invitation for kids to submit a cartoon or picture based on what they’ve learned.

1 in 5 students speaks another language at home.

This is another reason why regular summer updates matter. If the newsletter is translatable, you’re giving multilingual parents the tools to support their child’s ongoing learning. You’re also giving kids a low-stakes way to connect with their English learning.

So, what’s stopping you? Get started with your first summer newsletter right here:

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Dr. Kara Stern

Dr. Kara Stern began her career as an ELA teacher, then shifted into administration as a middle school principal. Dr. Stern is a fervent advocate for equitable communication and family engagement. She spent five years as Executive Director at Math for America, where she designed the professional learning community that exists to this day. An unexpected move to Tel Aviv launched her into the world of EdTech where she became the Director of Education Content for Smore and then the Head of Education Solutions at SchoolStatus. Outside of work, she indulges her love for reading, devouring two novels weekly, with a particular fondness for heists and spy stories.

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