Howard Happenings

February 4, 2019

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Chronic Absence Update-23.3%

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Our goal for the year is 19% chronic absence (37 students) currently we are at 21.0% (42 students).

Great Job Everyone!!! We have decreased chronic absence by 9 students. Keep up the great work of reaching out to families and celebrating great attendance.

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Cycle 4-Attendance Next Steps

We have done a great job of reaching out to families and educating them on the importance of attendance.

Going forward we will begin targeted outreach.

Our goal over the next 6 weeks is to move 10 students from moderate to at risk.

The attendance team will be:

  • celebrating students with satisfactory attendance
  • reaching out daily to targeted families
  • scheduling SART (Student Attendance Review Team) Meetings


  • when communicating with families discuss attendance
  • reach out to families when students are absent
  • celebrate great attendance days

SRI Update-31.4% At or Above Grade Level

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SRI Goal-41% At or Above Grade Level

Great job 3rd to 5th Grade. Your complex text work is paying off. We are above where we were at the same time last year.

Shout out to Mathis (44.4%) who is above our end of the year goal and is close to meeting our MYB goal.

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Important Information-ALL

All adults should engage in active supervision (scanning, moving around, and anticipating issues) during recess and yard duty. It only takes a second for something to happen.

All personal days must be requested in advance via email.

It is a district requirement that all staff use their OUSD email for communication. Please ensure you check your OUSD email at least once daily. Reach out if you can not access your email account.

Important Information-Teachers

Now is a great time to update your emergency sub plans. Please ensure your plans include standards-based work that is aligned to current units of study.

Yard Duty

Primary Yard- Friedman

Upper Yard-Mathis

Monday 2/4

  • Cost Meeting 11 to 12
  • Grocery Giveaway 2:30 to 3:30

Tuesday 2/5

  • African American 4th -5th Grade Read In
  • ILT Meeting 3 to 4

Wednesday 2/6

  • Minimum Day
  • Howard Professional Development 2 to 3:30
  • Howard Collaboration 3:30 to 4:00

Thursday 2/7

  • Williams Off Site

Friday 2/8

  • Williams Off Site

Upcoming February Events

2/11 Staff Meeting

2/13 Hoot and Holler-Living Jazz

2/18 President's Day-No School

2/25 Faculty Council

2/26 SSC Meeting

2/27 Hootenanny