Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed legislation, named Act 284, was created in 2015 to address literacy performance in South Carolina. It puts into place a comprehensive system of support to ensure students in our state graduate on time with the literacy skills they need to be successful in college, careers, and citizenship. Act 284 provides assessment and intervention systems for students K-12th grade, with a goal of all students becoming proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. If you would like to know more about this law, please visit

Now is a great time to set some routines and procedures after the school day! Here are some tips that may help turn your day from good to GREAT:

1. Time to Chat! Share excitement in learning and taking risks.
2. Clear away a special area in your house for your child’s book bag, lunchbox, and jacket. Establish a routine that puts your child in charge of clearing out and hanging up the backpack each day. This will make the morning rush a little less hectic.
3. Clear away another fun spot in the house for homework, studying, and reading. Establishing a reading routine that is flexible around night events will help as schedules become hectic. Play around with exciting places to read around the house: under the covers/bed with a flashlight, in mom’s bed, around the dinner table while a parent cooks supper, etc.
4. Be sure to check your child’s folder each week to keep up with communication from the teacher.