• Summer Learning

    Welcome to Manteca Unified's Summer Learning Page!

    Summer break is an excellent opportunity for students and their families to brush up on skills, dive into interesting topics, and do some educational sight-seeing virtually or in-person.

    Explore all of our summer opportunities and resources below!

      K-8 Opportunities

      • k-12 Opportunities

        Exact Path

        Support your child's learning by using Exact Path at home! Exact Path is a learning resource that supports K-12 students with math and reading skills. Using your student’s NWEA MAP scores, Exact Path creates an age-appropriate interactive learning path just for them.

        Get rewarded for staying on track in Exact Path this summer

        Students who complete the most skills in Exact Path this summer qualify to get a gift card for Baskin-Robbins. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a sweet reward! 

        Learn more about Exact Path and how to access it here.

        Need help? Click here.

         

        SORA

        Did you know that MUSD students have access to a digital library? By using SORA, students have convenient and safe access to hundreds of age and reading-level appropriate ebooks and audiobooks. It is both assigned and pleasure reading incentivized with fun avatars and achievements within the app to encourage a focus on learning.

        Get started with SORA here.

         

        Virtual Field Trips

        Where will your next click take you?! Transport yourself on over 100 virtual field trips by clicking here.

         

        Even More Online Resources!

        PBS Educational Videos | Watch Here

        For students of all ages, PBS provides educational videos on a wide array of topics! 

        Crayola Coloring Activities and Projects | Access Here

        Let creativity bloom with these crafts, coloring & virtual events

        Google Arts & Culture | Access Here

        From art movements to mediums, this site has it all! Google Arts & Culture is an online platform of high-resolution images and videos of artworks and cultural artifacts from partner cultural organizations throughout the world.

        Read Along with Astronauts | Watch Here

        Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation where they send books to astronauts on the International Space Station and astronauts send back videos of them reading for children while in space!

      High School Resources (9-12)

      • High School Resources

        Exact Path

        Support your child's learning by using Exact Path at home! Exact Path is a learning resource that supports K-12 students with math and reading skills. Using your student’s NWEA MAP scores, Exact Path creates an age-appropriate interactive learning path just for them.

        Learn more about Exact Path and how to access it here.

         

        NWEA Map: Mapping the Road to College

        College Explorer helps students, parents, and teachers develop pathways to higher education; links MAP Growth scores with national benchmarks for college and universities; helps students develop a plan for post-secondary options.

         

        Volunteer Match

        Find volunteer opportunities that match your interests and location.

         

        Scholarships

        Search for scholarships and colleges.

         

        California Colleges

        State of California’s official college and career planning platform that includes lessons and tools to help students discover goals for life after high school.

         

        Virtual College Tours

        Offers over 7 million Student Interactive Campus Tours.

         

        Road Trip Nation

        Explore and plan for the future; explore career possibilities with videos from professionals in the field; explore colleges with virtual college tours.

         

        College Board

        PSAT/SAT/ACT prep; AP Test prep; research colleges and careers.

         

        Career Exploration

        Explore careers based on your interests! Learn about the education and skills necessary for various careers, as well as the pay, job outlook, work environment, and more.  

         

      Social-Emotional Learning

      • Social-Emotional Learning

        Meaningful Connections Using Media and Tech

        Research shows that co-using media and technology with children has positive effects -- from early literacy skills and boosting empathy to critical thinking. Share this video to help parents and caregivers understand the benefits of using media together with their kids.

        Watch Common Sense Media's video here.  

         

        Mood and Mindfulness Journal

        Let your creativity shine with the Mood & Mindfulness Journal! These fun activities will help you better understand why you feel emotions like happiness and sadness, and help you describe how you are feeling. Download a copy below!

        K-2 Grade: English | Spanish

        3-5 Grade: English | Spanish

         

        Video Resources

        Sesame Street on Feelings and Emotions | Watch Here

        Learn about what feelings and emotions are and how to deal with them with Elmo and friends!

        Sesame Street: Common and Colbie Caillat Sing "Belly Breathe" with Elmo | Watch Here

        Whenever you feel like a monster, listen to Colbie Caillat and Common's advice and belly breathe. Put your hand on your tummy and breathe right through it!

        CSO for Kids: My Magic Breath | Watch Here

        My Magic Breath, a collaboration between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Negaunee Music Institute and Chicago Children's Theatre, helps youngsters, parents and teachers harness the calming and restorative power of mindful breathing.

        DIFFERENT - Award Winning Short Film | Watch Here

        A deaf girl comes across a boy who is paralyzed from the waist-down, but neither of them know about each other's differences.

         

        Read-Alouds

        Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang | Watch Here

        Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They have lots of suggestions for how to make him feel better. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?

        The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds | Watch Here

        Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery.

        Puppy Mind by Andrew Jordan Nance | Watch Here

        A young boy discovers his mind is like a puppy, always wandering away, into the past or the future. He sets about learning to train his puppy mind to heel to the present moment. Through remembering to breathe, the boy becomes a stronger and more caring master of his puppy mind, keeping it in the present, if only for a moment.

        What should DANNY do? By Ganit & Adir Levy | Watch Here

        What Should Danny Do? is an innovative, interactive book that empowers kids with the understanding that their choices will shape their days, and ultimately their lives into what they will be.

        Enemy Pie by Derek Munson and Tara Calahan King | Watch Here

        It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! In this funny yet endearing story one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend.

      Community Opportunities

      Invitation Only

      • Invitation Only Programs

         

        Kindergarten Bridge

        The Kindergarten Bridge program is an annual two-week program designed to prepare kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students for school. In MUSD, we call this process “school readiness.” Starting elementary school is a big and exciting milestone for children. However, between creating new routines and adjusting to a new environment, the transition can be challenging for both children and parents. One of the most effective ways to ensure a smooth transition is to enroll in the Kindergarten Bridge program. 

        This program will run from July 18-27.

         

        Summer Academy K-8

        MAP Data written in a magnifying glass

        The Summer Academy is an intensive intervention designed for students who have not yet mastered the essential standards necessary for entry into the next grade level in both Math and ELA and need targeted instruction.  

        Program placement is based on student need as informed by MAP diagnostic testing data and other relevant data.  Please contact your school’s vice principal if you have any questions.

         

        High School Summer Academy

        The Summer Academy is an intensive intervention designed for students who have not yet mastered the essential standards necessary for entry into the next grade level in both Math and ELA and need targeted instruction.  

        Program placement is based on student need as informed by MAP diagnostic testing data and other relevant data.  Please contact your school’s vice principal if you have any questions.

         

        9-10th grade Alg. A,B and Eng 1 credit recovery

        Grade repair is an opportunity for 9-10 grade students to remediate essential standards and receive five (5) credits in English or Algebra if they failed previously. Program placement is based on student need as informed by MAP diagnostic testing data and enrollment is invitation only. With questions, please contact your school’s administration office.

         

        Credit Recovery (11-12)

        Credit recovery is offered through our Manteca Adult School for junior (11) and senior (12) students deficient in credits. Please visit the Manteca Adult School webpage or call their office: 209-858-7330 for  enrollment information. 

        For academic advisement, a student’s academic counselor or administration team at their school of residence is able to advise if this option is needed.  

         

        Extended School Year

        The Extended School Year program (ESY) is an in-person offering through MUSD’s Special Education Dept. and intended for students with an identified IEP (individualized education plan) needing to address regression or recoupment. Data is used to determine if the student experiences a loss of knowledge or skills over a school break that are unable to be recouped in a reasonable amount of time.

         

        Indian Ed STEM Camps

        The San Joaquin County Office of Education is offering extended learning opportunities for students of American Indian ancestry or participating in the Title VI Indian Education Program.

        For more information about the camp and registration click here.

        Poppies and butterflies

        Grades 3-5

        July 25 - 26, 2022

        8:00am - 2:00pm

        Explore the riverbanks of the San Joaquin, learn about native animals and plants, build confidence, and engineer. 

        Bow, quiver of arrows and a fishing poleGrades 5-8

        July 27 - 28, 2022

        8:00am - 2:00pm

        Explore the riverbanks of the San Joaquin, learn about native animals and plants, practice archery, fish, hike, and engineer.

         

         

        Indian Education Summer - Study Island (Virtual)

        For more information click here.

         

        Migrant Summer Program

        For more information click here.