NEWS from The OWLS NEST
This newsletter is from the desk of Ms. Mitchell, Community School Counselor, and Mrs. Whiteman Family School Liaison.
(If you need this in Spanish, please click here)
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!
Kirksten Mitchell | Community School Counselor
Kelly Whiteman | Family School Liason
What's Happening Around the LINC?
From the Front Desk of Lincolnshire!
We want to make sure we are able to access all of our Lincolnshire families with upcoming events at the LINC.
Please submit any updated contact information in the google form.
Burr it's cold outside!
Please send your students to school with jackets, the weather will continue to drop.
If a jacket is needed, please reach out to Mrs. Whiteman at (301) 766-8210.
Upcoming LINC Events
Title I Information
Below are the Title I slideshows for 2022-2023 school year.
Just a Reminder!
A reminder the doors OPEN at 7:50a and classes begin at 8:20a. If you arrive after 8:20a, please accompany your child to the office to sign them in.
Helpful Hints for the school routine:
- Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
- Keep your child healthy and make sure your child has the required shots.
- Develop backup plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
- Try to schedule non-Covid-19 related medical appointments and extended trips when school isn't in session.
- If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, and other parents for advice on how to make your child feel comfortable and excited about learning.
- Call your school for advice if you are concerned that your child may have Covid-19.
- If your child must stay home due to illness or quarantine, ask the teacher for resources and ideas to continue learning at home.
MARYLAND'S COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE LAW CHANGES - EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017
Children between the ages of 5 and 18 must attend a public school regularly during the entire school year unless otherwise enrolled in a private school or registered in a home instruction (home schooling) program.
PARENT/GUARDIAN IS RESPONSIBLE:
Each person who has in their custody a child between the ages of 5 and 18 must ensure that the child attends school or receives regular thorough instruction, as required above.
DAILY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE IS A WCPS EXPECTATION
- A WCPS student misses valuable instruction anytime he/she is absent. Every day is important!
- Every child is expected to attend school daily unless he/she is ill or has another exceptional circumstance.
- All absences after 12 days require official documentation (ie., medical note, legal documentation).
- Parent must provide a written note explaining the circumstances for all absences.
HOW CAN PARENTS ENCOURAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE?
Let children know attendance every day is important. Communicate with school staff. Send a written excuse to school on the same day the child returns to school after being absent. Observe the school schedule. Plan vacations during official school break times. Establish and maintain a daily routine. Praise your child when he/she exhibits good attendance and promptness. Encourage involvement in extracurricular activities. Reach out for help from school staff and/or other agencies, if necessary.
Attend school and all classes each day school is in session. Be on time for school every day. Participate in schoolwork, prepare for all classes, complete all assignments, and follow directions given by teachers. Take personal responsibility for all actions and behaviors.