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OCPS Summer Reading Initiative The OCPS Summer Reading Initiative is designed to prevent the “summer slide,” which occurs when students who do not read over the summer lose a percentage of the reading skills they developed during the previous school year. Students, parents, and educators are encouraged to visit to obtain reading incentive programs for the summer.  Students may also access the Beanstack App through Launchpad and can register for the OCPS Summer Reading Challenge through the website. This challenge encourages students to read and log their minutes electronically. This summer we are challenging OCPS students to read 5 million minutes. Our top school and students will be awarded prizes. The theme this year is “A Universe of Stories...What’s your Story? #OCPSReads”. OCPS Social Media will share the literacy message and encourage families to have students read this summer. We will ask our families to upload pictures and videos using #OCPSReads to share stories about reading, including why they love reading, their favorite book and why, or a quick preview of a book they think everyone should read. We encourage district staff to attend as well. We will fill our social media pages with a love for reading and sharing our universal stories that bring us together.