Principal's Message 10/12/2018
October 12th, 2018
Fall Break is happening soon! After a fast start to the school year, hopefully students can take a moment to relax before jumping back into the swing of things heading into the holiday season. I did want to take a moment to talk about attendance.
Attendance is one of the most important indicators of student success in school. Whether it is excused or not, the number of absences greatly affects achievement. We strongly encourage you to monitor your student’s attendance throughout the year and be cognizant of the number of absences. State law describes appropriate attendance being at 90% or better. This equals out to approximately two days per month at most. Regardless of whether your student has missed very little or more than expected, it is imperative that you notify the school within 72 hours of a child’s absence. If you do not notify the school of a child’s absence it is marked as unexcused. Unexcused absences are treated as being truant and can lead to official proceedings. However, if you keep the school in the loop you will greatly reduce the need for intervention. The school attendance policy can be found on the website.
Fall Break is next week on Thursday and Friday, October 18-19th. There is no school on these days
Reflection entries are due on Tuesday, October 16th. There is still time to put an entry together! The reflection Open House will be held the following week on Wednesday, October 24th from 5:30 – 7:00. There will also be a reflections award assembly on Thursday, October 25th at 9:15. Thanks for supporting our school.
Monday, October 29th is a no student work day. Students do not come to school that day.
Halloween will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 31st. We will hold a Halloween parade at approximately 9:15 in themorning. This is a very popular event and we encourage everyone to be on time. Once the train gets rolling, its hard to stop. Parents, please keep in mind that students are not allowed to wear masks or thick makeup that completely covers their face. Students should not bring any items that look like guns or anything similar.