Viking Newsletter

May 8, 2022

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Hello Viking Families,

Happy Mother's Day to all of our Viking Moms!

As we enter the last two weeks of the school year I want to take a moment to remind you that our work for this school year still isn't done. Our teachers are following our normal schedule and as such, students should expect to continue performing academically, as missing and incomplete assignments will impact final grades. Additionally, attendance can and will, impact the promotion of some students. Please make every effort to get your students to school every day and on time.

With the temperature heating up, it is also strongly recommended that you send your child to school with a water bottle every day. It is also recommended that you put your child's name and/or initials on their bottle in the event that it gets misplaced or lost.

And last, but not least, student behavior continues to be a concern at some grade levels. We will continue to follow all district policies and procedures and impose district recommended consequences on disruptive, defiant and destructive behaviors. I am hoping that together we can help our students understand the importance of following all rules and doing their very best these last few weeks of school.

Please feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions.

Wishing everyone a great week,

Ms. Weinman

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School Nurse's Day, May 11th

This coming Wednesday is National School Nurse's Day. At VM we have an amazing School Nurse, Nurse Nancy! I hope that you will join me in showing your appreciation to Nurse Nancy by sending her an email or having your child draw her a card.

Thank you for showing Nurse Nancy how important she is to the Village Meadows community.

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Looking ahead to the 2022-23 School Year

As we begin preparing for the 2022-23 school year it is extremely important that you notify us if your child will not be returning to Village Meadows. Our teacher staffing is dependent on enrollment, so trying to accurately estimate the number of students that will be returning can make the difference between having enough teachers and/or having extremely large class sizes. Additionally, I want to stress the importance that attendance will have next school year. Nationwide administrators have been very understanding of high absenteeism as COVID-19 played a significant role in why students were not attending school. Having said that, next year will look very different.

Please take a moment to read the below information as it relates to attendance:

A. It is unlawful for any child who is between six and sixteen years of age to fail to attend school during the hours school is in session, unless either:

1. The child is excused pursuant to § 15-802, subsection D or § 15-901, subsection A , paragraph 5, subdivision (c).

2. The child is accompanied by a parent or a person authorized by a parent.

3. The child is provided with instruction in a homeschool.

B. A child who is habitually truant or who has excessive absences may be adjudicated an incorrigible child as defined in § 8-201 . Absences may be considered excessive when the number of absent days exceeds ten per cent of the number of required attendance days prescribed in § 15-802, subsection B , paragraph 1.

C. For the purposes of this section:1. “Habitually truant” means a truant child who is truant for at least five school days within a school year. 2. “Truant” means an unexcused absence for at least one class period during the day. 3. “Truant child” means a child who is between six and sixteen years of age and who is not in attendance at a public or private school during the hours that school is in session, unless excused as provided by this section.

Final 2 St. Mary's distributions:

  • Wednesday, May 11th 9am – 10am
  • Friday, May 13th 2:45pm – 3:45pm

    • 13th-Early Dismissal @ 2:00pm
    • 16th-Last day that students will be allowed to bring backpacks to school
    • 19th-Last day of school, dismissal @ 12:05pm