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Online Resources for Summer

Overdrive and eBooks

Summer Reading

The summer reading program emphasizes and promotes a habit of reading with suggestions for books both in print and eBooks. We recommend that your children read a minimum of 30 minutes/day.

The Middle School Summer Reading Website provides lists of recommended authors, genres and general reading levels, access to the Greenwich Public Schools Digital Library through Overdrive and additional information about the partnership with Greenwich Public Library can be found on the Summer Reading 2016 webpage.

Students are encouraged to read books that are listed by the grade the student is entering in the fall of the upcoming school year. Most importantly, be sure your child is choosing great reads from their favorite genre, author, or interest. Although there is no written assignment, students should be ready to discuss the books they read in the summer when they return to school.

The eBook collections for Greenwich Public Schools and Greenwich Public Library are accessible through Overdrive from any device, browser or Overdrive app. Your children (grades 6-8) will have identified a Wish List in their School Overdrive account of digital books to read over the summer. Overdrive allows searching of books based on many criteria including popularity and genre, provides audio books, and allows for text to be easily changed in size, font and for different lighting conditions.
• Access Overdrive: GPS Overdrive username: child’s firstname.lastname (i.e., john.smith), Password: ebook
• Your Greenwich Public Library Overdrive account requires a library card number.
• GPS books can be checked out for one (1) week and renewed if another student has not placed the book on hold.
• Parents may browse collections/borrow for up to 30 minutes using a parent guest account: GPS Overdrive Username for Parents: gps.parent, Password: ebook
• Please access the Summer Reading Website for more information. Information on how to access additional eBooks can found here: GPS eBook collections.


IXL Math

IXL Access:
1. Access the app on the student Chromebook OR
2. Access the website at https:///www.ixl.com/signin/greenwichps
3. User name: first name,name (ex. johnsmith)
4. Password: last four digits of student number

To see which IXL skills support each grade level standard, go to the Connecticut Standards page of the IXL website and click on the words “Track by Standards” to see grade level skills aligned to Connecticut Common Core Standards.

Summer Math

Summer Math includes access to individual student IXL account. IXL is a Power App in the DLE Digital Toolbox that provides individualized mathematical computation skills adapted to the needs of each student.

GPS recommends a minimum of 30 minutes of IXL use per week, which supports mastery of 1-2 mathematical computation skills per week.

● Operations and Algebraic Thinking
● Numbers in Base Ten
● Measurement and Data
● Geometry


Summer Reading

The summer reading program emphasizes and promotes a habit of reading with suggestions for books both in print and eBooks. We recommend that your children read a minimum of 30 minutes/day.

The Middle School Summer Reading Website provides lists of recommended authors, genres and general reading levels, access to the Greenwich Public Schools Digital Library through Overdrive and additional information about the partnership with Greenwich Public Library can be found on the Summer Reading 2016 webpage.

Students are encouraged to read books that are listed by the grade the student is entering in the fall of the upcoming school year. Most importantly, be sure your child is choosing great reads from their favorite genre, author, or interest. Although there is no written assignment, students should be ready to discuss the books they read in the summer when they return to school.