School's out for summer, but learning shouldn't stop

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by TERESA YUAN / KING 5 News

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 14 at 12:19 PM

SEATTLE -- It's the end of the school year for tens of thousands of students across Western Washington, including Seattle and Tacoma. School districts want parents to know that “no more teachers, no more books” should not mean no more learning.

"Although school is out, learning never stops. Parents are one of the key players to keep their students staying focused and going over academics over the summer. One of the best things for parents to do is for parents to read to their kids and have (the kids) read to them,” said Ronald McGlone from Seattle Public Schools.

McGlone says a great place to check out over the summer is libraries. Seattle Public Libraries offer story times. There are also prizes if kids read five books.

High school students in Seattle catch up on their credits at Roosevelt, Chief Sealth and Cleveland STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) High Schools.

School districts recommend teens go online this summer and set-up a scholarship web search at Washboard.org to get a jump start on their college plans.

Most schools will be dismissed an hour early Friday. Drivers should be mindful around school zones.

If you child receives free or reduced lunch during the school year, they can still get a free meal over the summer. More information is available on the City of Seattle website.

As students finish up for the year, we'd love to see your last day of school pictures. Share them on the KING 5 Facebook page.

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