Cordelia Hills Update
Message from the Principal
We are more than halfway done with the school year and we are looking to hunker down and focus on the remaining half of the year. Progress reports will be available this week in Illuminate for students who are receiving a progress report. They should be up NO later than Friday afternoon.
Attendance: If your child is healthy, we need them here at school. A student who misses 2 days a month misses 10% of the school year. That is over 117 hours of instruction. Imagine 58 reading-language lessons missed.
The research shows that students who establish poor attendance in elementary school, especially primary grades, rarely recover as they progress through school. Parent support of positive attendance habits outweighs any other elementary level effort for attendance. We appreciate all that you do and encourage you to keep your students here at school all day.
Some mid-year reminders:
The first bell rings at 8:15. Students should be in seats/at morning PE by 8:20.
Cordelia HIlls does adhere to District policy regarding food in school. Please avoid bringing food for parties/celebrations during the school day. While we appreciate the treats just like the kids, we want to make sure we are maintaining an environment that is healthy for all children and that we consistently follow the policies that are laid out.
Our homework policy can be found here.
Some pertinent reminders from last week:
1. Independent Study: Please remember, all office IS requests must go through Mrs. Lissick in the main office. Her email is HelenL@fsusd.org and must be made two weeks in advance of any requested time away from school. Please note that teachers approve or deny a request before it comes back to the main office. It is really important that work that is given is completed. Failure to do most or all of the work will result in denial of future requests. WE GREATLY appreciate your cooperation.
2. MAP Testing: MAP testing is coming up. Remember, this is our district benchmark for grades 1-5 (ELA and Math) It gives us an idea of how our school, classes, and students are doing. We are looking for all students to grow. Classes will begin as early as February 4th. We appreciate your support in getting students to school, on-time, fed, and well-rested.
District Calendar: The 2019-2020 calendar is out. Check it out here. Please do your best to plan vacations, appointments, times away from school around the school calendar. We need every student here everyday that they are healthy.
Our Event website: https://sites.google.com/fsusd.org/multicultural-night/home
Specific registration/interest link: https://sites.google.com/fsusd.org/multicultural-night/registration
We look forward to the event and evening and hope you can participate! Please note that a family can represent culture in many ways. It doesn't have to be based in a country/region and we are open to working with families to best represent the cultural traditions of as many families as possible.
Thank you to FFPD
2/8: Progress Reports Live (only for students receiving one), Student of the Month Lunch
2/11: No School
2/18: No School
2/22: Once Upon A Time, A Daughter’s Dance
STAND UP to Bullying Day: Every Wednesday, Wear BLUE!
ALL SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS are on FRIDAYS! Show your Coyote love and wear your CHE Swag!