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Summer Programs for Literacy Skills K-3 Grades (JSEL)

Jeffco Summer of Early Learning

2021 Program - June 7TH-July 16TH, 8AM-12Pm

Girls with notebooksJeffco Summer of Early Learning (JSEL) is a 6-week, intensive summer school program that focuses on increasing students’ literacy skills

The 2021 program will be run both in-person & remotely:

  • Students will work with licensed teachers in a small group setting with no more than 15 students in each class.
  • Each day, students will participate in both independent and guided reading activities.
  • Students will deepen their number sense and develop problem solving abilities.

Activities Include:

  • Class meetings
  • Small group instruction in reading
  • Personalized lessons for each student
  • Story time with Jeffco Public Librarians
  • Online field trips, art and enrichment weekly

Student Eligibility:

Students in pre-k, kindergarten, first, and second grades for the 2020-2021 school year and on a READ plan or at risk of a READ plan (based on the most current data available).


  • Parr Elementary
  • Arvada K-8
  • Edgewater Elementary
  • Slater Elementary
  • Foothills Elementary
  • Mortensen Elementary
  • Welchester Elementary
  • Rose Stein Elementary
  • Remote Learning Option

Class Times:

8:00AM - 12:00PM

  • Breakfast 8:00AM - 8:30AM
  • Class 8:30AM-11:30AM
  • Lunch 11:30AM-12:00PM

Program Cost:

The program is free to all families eligible according to the criteria above.

Register Now!

Spaces are limited - registrations due May 14

The majority of the funds are READ Act funds provided to the district from the State of Colorado specifically for the intention of intervening with our most struggling readers. Additional funds from both the Jeffco Schools Foundation and Curriculum and Instruction supplement the READ Act funding

Contact Information

General JSEL Questions: 303-982-6005

Technology Family Line: 303-982-3438

Social Emotional Support:


Learning Platform: Seesaw

This is the platform where students will find their work from their teacher. Students will log in with a code provided from their teacher and their Google account. [VIDEO

 Please see our Seesaw website for additional parent resources & support.

Video Conferencing: Zoom & Meet

Google Meet: This tool may be used for teachers to video conference with their teacher. Please see the website for additional parent resources & support.

Zoom: This tool may be used for teachers to video conference with their teacher. Please see the website for additional parent resources & support.


Dual language JSEL students will have access to iStation accounts. Please use the following directions to install iStation and log in. 

JSEL Family iStation Directions [SPANISH]

Additional Learning Tools

Amplify ReadingThis tool is used by students for reading practice. 

  • Visit and use the log-in and password provided from your teacher.

Khan Academy: This tool may be used by students for video-based learning and practice. 

RAZ Kids: This tool may be used by students for reading practice. 

  • Step 1.  Go to
  • Step 2. Enter or choose the teacher’s name (teacher will give these to students)
  • Step 3. Your child finds his or her name on the class chart.
  • Step 4:  Your child enters his/her password
  • Parent Support Sheet

Social Emotional Supports

Wednesday, June 24th - Parent Meeting

Family Letter

Support around Anxiety

Breathing Techniques for Coping with Anxiety

Movement & Mindfulness

Pandemic Parent Toolkit

Article: Stop Negative Thinking

Article: 15 Summer Activities that Build Self Esteem


Emergency Resources

  • - opportunities to talk with someone about your feelings

  • Colorado Crisis Hotline 1-844-493-8255 - if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts

  • Talk to text 38255 - also to reach the Colorado Crisis Hotline

  • Crisis Text Line -- Text MHA to 741741 - if you are experiencing emotional 

  • - if you feel like you are struggling with your mental health, go here to check your symptoms and get resources

  • Text “talk with us” to 66746 - Crisis Hotline - if you are experiencing emotional distress due to the Coronavirus pandemic or call  800-985-5990

  • - Jefferson Center for Mental Health - Employee Assistance Program for Jeffco Staff

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