SPOTSWOOD, NJ - School ended late this year for Spotswood School District students. June 25 was the last day for staff and students. While kids may not want to think about summer work just yet, the assignments are available online at the Spotswood School District website.

All students entering grades fifth through eighth have a summer reading book with a writing assignment to go along with it. Appleby and Memorial Middle School students entering the above grades would have brought home their required reading books prior to the end of school on Tuesday. The summer reading books were provided by the Spotswood PTA. Students also should have brought home a paper copy of their summer assignment. If not, a downloadable copy is available on the website by clicking on the appropriate school icon.

Spotswood High School students entering ninth through twelfth grades who are enrolled in honors and/or advanced placement classes have summer coursework to be completed prior to the start of school in September. All of the work can be found on the district's website by clicking on the appropriate subject's icon.

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In order to avoid the summer slide, educators recommend continuing to read over the summer break. The summer slide is where students loose the academic gains made during the school year over the two plus months they are off from school during the long break. Reading at least 20 minutes a day in addition to keeping a vacation journal or daily diary are often suggested ways to keep reading and writing skills sharp during the summer.

Spotswood School District students head back to school of Thursday, September 5. Staff returns with in-service days on Tuesday, September 3.