West Clermont School District
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National School Attendance Awareness Month
September is National School Attendance Awareness Month. When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. Whether the days missed are due to illness, truancy or for any other reason, the end result for the student is the same – learning time is lost. Children and adolescents will get sick at times and may need to stay at home, but we want to work with you to help minimize the number of days your student misses school. Below are some tips to help you work with your child on having good attendance habits.
Make school attendance a priority
- Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation.
- Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
- Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
- Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
- If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.
- Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up or your child misses the bus. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
- Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
Help your child stay engaged
- Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe from bullies and other threats. Make sure he/she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school.
- Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you.
- Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated.
- Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.
Communicate with the school
- Know the school’s attendance policy – incentives and penalties
- Talk to teachers if you notice sudden changes in behavior. These could be tied to something going on at school.
- Check on your child’s attendance to be sure absences are not piling up.
- If your child must miss school, be sure to contact their teachers for missed work.
- Ask for help from school officials, after school programs, other parents or community agencies if you’re having trouble getting your child to school.
West Clermont Connects Parent Education Series
If you missed the last session entitled, "The Teen Brain" you can download the powerpoint presentation from the session below. You can also view the schedule for the remaining sessions in the series below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Clermont Education Foundation Run to the Future 5K Run/Walk
The inaugural West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K will be a cross-country type run/walk that will take place entirely on the West Clermont High School campus. The race will be held on Saturday, September 29, and it will begin with a mass start at 8:00 AM. Participants will follow a course that loops throughout the fields and parking lots of the high school property, and all runners/walkers will finish inside the football stadium.
To register for the West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Cincinnati/WestClermontEducationFoundation5K.
Mercy West Clermont HealthPlex One Year Anniversary!
Cincy Kids 4 Kids Wolfpack Pantry
Did you know that the West Clermont School District has a food pantry for our families that cope with food insecurity? The WolfPack Pantry is a team effort between the local non-profit group Cincy Kids 4 Kids, the Freestore Foodbank, the West Clermont School District, and our amazing community!
The Wolfpack Pantry is located inside of West Clermont Middle School and is open twice a month from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. In an emergency, contact the Wolfpack Pantry at email@example.com.
2018 Wolfpack Pantry Day of Operation (5:30pm - 6:30pm)
- September 14th
- September 20th
- October 4th
- October 18th
- November 1st
- November 15th
What items are available at the Wolfpack Pantry?
Canned goods, frozen meat and foods, occasional fresh produce, breakfast foods, feminine items, personal care items, detergents, toilet paper and more. (All items are based on availability from the Freestore Foodbank and donations from our community.
How can I help the Wolfpack Pantry?
You can check out the Cincy Kids 4 Kids Facebook page for the latest information. We are ALWAYS in need of the following items:
- kid friendly cereal
- pop tarts
- toilet paper
- small dish detergent (dollar store size)
- feminine products
- shampoo and conditioners
- microwavable meals
- tuna cracker packs
There are also collection buckets at both West Clermont Middle School (7th/8th grade office) and West Clermont High School (main office).