Sunday, May 17, 2020

All School Summer Reading 2020

Dear Students & Parents: 
Each year the teachers and administrators at University Schools ask our students to read over 
the summer. This year is no exception, and it is more important to read than ever before! The 
typical summer slide (not being in school for three months) means the loss of 2.6 months of 
math skills and 2 months of reading skills. Also, it takes the average student six weeks to 
relearn old material in the fall. We will likely see even more loss this fall because of our lost 
classroom time this spring. “The good news: it only takes 2-3 hours of work per week 
to prevent learning loss over the summer.” 

So what should you do? READ! “Studies show that reading four-to-five books over the 
summer has a positive impact that is comparable to summer school enrollment.” We want you 
to be ready for school in the fall. Enjoy lots of great books this summer, and avoid the 
summer slide! 

See the information below for more on Summer Reading, lists of new books, and 
information about accessing both the Virtual Summer Reading Program and the 
Curbside Pickup at the High Plains Library District.  

Dear Elementary Students and Parents: 
Elementary Literacy Team plans for Summer Reading for students:
Elementary Summer Reading 2020: Reading Log & Book Lists 
If you have questions, email Elementary Librarian Mrs. Budzynski at

Dear Middle School Students and Parents:
Please see the summer reading expectations link below and a list of book recommendations:
If you have questions, email UMS Librarian Mrs. Haas at

Dear High School Students and Parents: 
Keep reading this summer and you won’t be bored!
UHS New Books & Audiobooks 
If you have questions, email High School Librarian Mrs. Budzynski at