STRATEGY 3:

SLASH SUMMER SLIDE

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:

During summer vacation, students lose up to 30% of the information they learned during the school year

(Atteberry, Allison, 2016)

GOAL:

For all students to return to school with more knowledge than before summer break.

BREAKING DOWN THE ISSUE

The term Summer Slide refers to summer learning loss and is used to describe the information and knowledge that students lose during the summer. Children from lower socioeconomic households lose more knowledge than their more affluent counterparts. We need to help children build their skills steadily over the summer months. Our summer programs focus mainly on K-3 Literacy, with an emphasis on phonics, guided reading, vocabulary, and writing.

PROGRAMS WITH THIS FOCUS

Summer Reading Programs

The Harris County, Hogansville, and LaGrange Memorial Libraries all have exciting summer programs that feature storytellers and magicians and encourage children to track their reading and win prizes. Sign your child up today!

VIEW PROGRAMS

The Jungle Bus

A collaborative effort between the Troup County School System (TCSS) and United Way’s Success By Six program, the Jungle Bus travels around the city teaching parents and children about the importance of reading and providing them with books free of charge.

FIND THE BUS

Summer Feeding Programs

For low-income families, the cost of summer feeding can be an additional strain on limited financial resources. There are numerous organizations in Troup County that work to nourish student’s bodies and minds by providing free meals and books during the summer.

LOCATE A PROGRAM

The slide during the summer months can be damaging to children who are reading on grade level. It can be deaestating to the success and development of children who are reading below grade level.