The Beaver Bulletin
January 17-January 20
Week one of the Valet Drop-Off was a success! These are some things we noticed in correlation to initializing a Valet Drop-Off system:
- Parking was easier for our families that need to park for hand-to-hand drop off.
- Our Crossing Guard noticed that traffic was lighter on Stearns Street.
- More students were on time to their classrooms.
- Students were greeted with a warm welcome.
- The campus was cleared by 8:00am, allowing teachers to begin their instruction.
- The gates were secured by 8:00am.
I want to send a special shout-out to the parents and guardians who dedicated a small, but hugely important portion of their mornings to support with the Valet Drop-Off. Your support directly contributed to the outcomes listed above. If you’re interested in making the same kind of impact, you may sign up here.
Your students will (1st-5th grades) be taking the iReady this month. The window runs from January 9-February 10. We are encouraging students to strive for "stretch growth." Stretch growth demonstrates the amount of growth a student needs to be on the path toward standard proficiency. This kind of growth requires productive struggle on the student's part. It will be challenging, but with some goal-setting and perseverance, students can achieve it.
Income Verification Forms
I'd like to take a moment to thank those families who submitted their Income Verification Forms. Bixby achieved a 75% submission rate; as a result, our school was gifted a $750 award! Next school year, we will have another opportunity to surpass our 2022/23 submission rate. We can do this!
We are noticing more students coming to school out of uniform. Remember that our uniform consists of navy blue bottoms/navy blue, forest green, white tops or spirit wear. If you would like support in attaining uniforms, please contact the office.
The Long Beach Unified School District received more than 13,000 comments during the first phase of community input sessions as part of the districtwide visioning and strategic planning initiative. LBUSD's Guiding Coalition team has taken all community feedback into consideration to put together initial graduate, adult and systems portraits to share back with the community. We are now in the feedback phase. This is the opportunity to let us know what you like, what we got right and what we may be missing from these initial portraits.
If you're interested in participating in this important initiative, the LBUSD will be hosting a Community Feedback Open House on Saturday, January 21. For more information, click here.
The voters passed a $1.7B a health, safety, and student achievement bond measure last November. The LBUSD is hosting a Community Meeting regarding the measure. For more information, click here.
Community Events/Eventos comunitarios
Title I Newsletter
Chronic Absenteeism/Ausentismo crónico
Above are the most current results of our Chronic Absentee Rates. Let's work on getting these rates down. We appreciate you calling the office to report an absence, but please send a note to excuse the absence. If Bixby can offer support to you in helping with attendance, please call the office. I believe we can do this!
Arriba están los resultados más actuales de nuestras tasas de ausentismo crónico. Trabajemos para que estas tarifas bajen. Le agradecemos que llame a la oficina para informar una ausencia, pero envíe una nota para justificar la ausencia. Si Bixby puede ofrecerle apoyo para ayudarlo con la asistencia, llame a la oficina. ¡Creo que podemos hacer esto!
Title I Participation
The school continually monitors the implementation of the Title I plan and welcomes input from parents, school staff, and community members regarding its current and future Title I plans. If you would like to participate on the school’s Title I planning team or make comments on the plan, please contact Mr. Vieyra, Principal.
Parent’s Right to Know
As a parent of a student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who instruct your child. Federal Law allows you to ask for the following information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires the school to provide this information in a timely manner:
Whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances.
The teachers’ college major, whether the teacher has advanced degrees, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
If you would like to receive additional information, please contact Mr. Vieyra, Principal at (562) 498-3794. You may also access the information at the website below.
Information may be obtained through SC State Department of Education’s website at: http://ed.sc.gov Once on the home page, type “Educator Qualification Search” in the search bar (upper right hand corner). You may then enter by name of location.