2014-2015 STUDENT HANDBOOK
SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
2014 School Supply Lists
From the Principal's Desk
Parents, we just completed the first month of school and our students returned for the 2014-215 school year smoothly. Our teachers did an excellent job transitioning our students from summer vacation into the school year.
During the month of August, students completed a series of required state testing. These results will show your child’s score and compare how he/she measured to other students in the nation. This information will assist teachers in providing remediation and/or acceleration to instruction. Therefore, having students present each day, completing class work, homework and improving writing skills will be essential to your child’s level of success. Administrators and teachers are asking for every parent, grades K-5, to be on board in making sure your child does the work. It will pay dividends at the end of the school year, and I am sure all parents want the best success for their children.
As you may have heard, our State Department of Education, local Board of Education, and our local schools are monitoring student attendance closely. The NEW policy is that if a student misses 5 days of school, we are required to notify you by written communication. If absences continue to increase over time, we must notify Social Services and/or DFAC’s depending on the severity of the number of absences. Remember, doctor or parent written excuses will NOT remove the number of absences a child has accumulated. The doctor or parent written excuse MUST be received in our school office within three days of your child’s return to school; otherwise the absence will be considered unexcused.
Some of our parents are dropping students off in the morning before 7:05 a.m. Students may not enter the building until after 7:05 a.m. Supervision may not be available before the 7:05 a.m. time. If you arrive late, you MUST accompany your child into the office and sign him/her into school as all tardy students must be accompanied by an adult.
Please take a look at the activities /events that have been scheduled for September. Come join us for lunch on our Grandparents’ Days as well as make a plan to visit our Fall Festival. We have some great things planned! Hope to see you all at the events!