DRAGON NEWS

Learn. Lead. Lift

October 2019

Mission & Values

Mission:

Developing a confident community of student leaders by nurturing and empowering the whole- child through innovative instruction and purposeful movement in a small school environment.


Values:

Every student can be a leader of change - Diversity is an asset - Everyday movement results in cognitive growth - Personalized learning through a small-school culture.

Principal Message

Hello Lyn Knoll Families!


As October begins and we enter our third month of school, our teachers and students have been working hard learning new skills through engaging lessons that challenge students' thinking and empower them to be leaders in their own education. This month we invite all of our families to join us for our first quarter parent/teacher conferences that will occur during the evenings of October 23 and October 24. During this time you will have an opportunity to not only learn about how your child is doing in school, but what strategies we are using to support them so that they can be most successful as well as new ways for you to support them at home. Communication around scheduling will be coming home in the next week, so please be sure to mark your calendars!


In addition to parent conferences, we also have Lyn Knoll Spirit Week (September 30-October 4) and Fall Break (October 11-October 21) this month! Please check out our website and weekly Thursday folders for additional information about this month and all the exciting things we have planned!


Have a great month and thank you for being a member of the Lyn Knoll Family,

Dr. Graziani

Important Dates

10/1 - Crazy Hair Day

10/2 - STUDENT COUNT DAY! Help us reach our goal of 100% student attendance

10/2 - Hat Day/Field Day (weather permitting)

10/3 - Career Day

10/4 - Broncos/Sports Team Day

10/11 - Teacher Workday, No Classes

10/14-10/18 - Fall Break

10/21 - Professional Release Day, No Classes

10/23 & 10/24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/31 - Halloween Event TBD

10/31 - Preschool Parent Day

After School Care - FREE with Rocky Mountain Kids

To register for our FREE after school care program, click here: www.rmkcolorado.com

Use code: lynknoll at checkout.

Aurora Public Schools Dress Code Policy

AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS APS Code: JICA-R

Adopted June 2012

Revised June 2014

STUDENT DRESS CODE


In order to maintain a school environment which is safe and conducive to learning, all clothing must be appropriate so as not to disrupt the learning environment and not interfere with the health, safety and welfare of any person.


The following items are deemed to be unacceptable to wear to school:

• Shorts, dresses, skirts or other similar clothing that are so short as to be immodest and/or create a distraction

• Sunglasses, hats, and/or head coverings (e.g., hoodies, bandanas, and doo rags) worn inside the building

• Inappropriately sheer, tight or low-cut clothing (e.g., midriffs, halter tops, backless clothing, tube tops, garments made of fishnet, mesh or

similar material, muscle tops, etc.) that bare or expose traditionally private parts of the body including, but not limited to, the stomach,

buttocks, back and breasts

• Clothing worn in such a way as that undergarments can be seen

• Any clothing (including outwear), grooming, jewelry, hair coloring, accessories, or body adornments that are or contain any advertisement,

symbols, words, slogans, patches, or pictures, etc., that:

- Refer to drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons

- Are of a sexual nature

- By virtue of color, trademark, or other attributes denote membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive

behavior

- Are obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, or legally libelous

- Threaten the safety or welfare of any person

- Promote any activity prohibited by the student code of conduct

- Otherwise disrupt the teaching-learning process


School principals, in conjunction with the school accountability committee and/or other parent group, may develop and adopt school-specific dress codes that are consistent with this policy. If any unusual situation relative to dress or grooming arises which is not specifically covered in this regulation, the building principal shall have the authority to rule on the appropriateness of the attire.

Cell Phones

Students are permitted to bring cellphones to school. However, it is strongly recommended that student do NOT bring electronics to school. The expectation is once instruction begins, cell phones must be turned off or on silent and must remain in students’ backpacks until they are dismissed from school. Students who have their cell phone out during the school day will have their cell phone taken away until the end of the day. If a student does not follow the above expectation, they will be asked to refrain from bringing their cell phone to school. Is it also asked that students leave all money and other valuable property at home.


We are not responsible for the loss or theft of cell phones or other personal electronic devices, and/ or valuable property brought from home.

Colorado Weather

As you know, Colorado is known for it's beautiful weather, changing leaves, and mountain sun. You may also know that Colorado can experience multiple seasons in one day. This means that on any given day during the fall, winter and spring seasons we can experience fluctuating temperatures in excess of 20 degrees and we can even have sunshine and snowfall on the same day.


It is important that you keep up to date on the day to day weather conditions, and send your child to school dressed appropriately and prepared for rain, snow and sun at any given moment.

Community Meeting

Join us every Friday at 8:30 for our Community Meeting. Be part of our celebrations as we recognize our weekly leaders from each grade level, and learn our Lyn Knoll cheers; enjoy student performances as they teach us what the habit of the week means, what it looks like, and how to be a leader. Come be a part of our community.

Enroll a New Student to Aurora Public Schools

Family Resources & Information

New to Parent Portal?

Click below for instructions on accessing your parent portal.

https://aurorak12.org/parents/student-resources/grades-attendance/

Nutrition Application - apply for Free/Reduced lunch

Online Student Check-In System for Returning Students

Student Lunch Account - add money

Visitor Check-In Requirements

Aurora Public Schools and Lyn Knoll have implemented the District-Wide Raptor Security System to check in our visitors. This system reviews a nationwide database to check backgrounds on individuals that visit our school, including all APS employees, authorized Volunteers and District Approved Contractors, prior to conducting business within our buildings.


It is required that you provide us with your government issued ID (i.e. drivers license, passport, matricula consular, state issued ID) which will then be scanned in the system. You will then be issued a visitor sticker that must be worn at all times while you are in the building and must be returned to the office upon exiting the building. Please be prepared with identification every time you visit our school. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this safety system, please contact our office. For more detailed information, you may click the link below or contact our APS Security department directly.


Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to assist within our school. If you are interested in becoming a district approved volunteer, please contact our Family Liaison, Ms. Herrera.


You may also review the volunteer approval process here: https://security.aurorak12.org/volunteers/

Important Links