Avoid the “Summer Slide” with MDPLS
During the summer, children and teens who aren't reading or participating in other learning activities can lose up to two months of academic skills achieved during the school year.
Participating in the Online Summer Reading Challenge can help students avoid the "summer slide." Reading for just 20 minutes a day helps kids and teens retain and enhance their reading skills. Additionally, children who see their parents and other adults in their lives reading tend to read more and build healthy reading habits.
Parents can also help their children stay engaged and continue learning with the MDPLS Online Homework Help & Tutoring Program. Weekly 30‑minute summer virtual tutoring sessions are available by appointment from 10 a.m. ‑ 1 p.m. on Saturdays through August 22. Students grades K‑12 can get free tutoring in reading and math from certified teachers. For more information, visit www.mdpls.org/tutor.