The Compass Notes for Families
January 6, 2023
Hello, Pirate family!
Happy Friday New Year Compass Families!
We hope you have had a wonderful break and first week back at school. We have missed you over break.
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. We appreciate your support and partnership in your student's education!
Reach out if you ever have any concerns or questions!
Happy New Year!
Dr. Kim Archer, Compass Principal
Mrs. Allison Page, Compass Assistant Principal
Dates to Know
Attendance Data: January
Second Semester…….Continuation of Excellence
Did you know the district utilizes Fastbridge to assess students in their reading and math progress quarterly? Additionally, Fastbridge has a component, called SAEBRS, where we look at social/emotional needs. We use the data to help determine if students are progressing, in need of additional support, and to provide meaningful experiences in a safe and caring environment. Second semester is a continuation of learning and excellence. Your child(ren’s) teacher and staff members are working daily to help your child(ren) be successful, to this end your partnership is crucial, here are some ways you can help:
School attendance: can’t stress the importance of being at school for your child’s educational success.
Did you know that if your child misses just two days a month:
They will miss 60 hours of reading and writing instruction over the school year?
They will miss 20 days a year
They will miss 30 hours of math over the school year.
They will missover 1 year of school by graduation.
Tardies count against student attendance, reach out to us if you or your child is needing support
As the weather changes and get colder, please make sure that you have signed up for alerts from the school district about any school changes or closings.
If you are in need of assistance this winter with food, utilities or clothing don’t hesitate to reach out to the counselors or social worker for assistance.
Communicate with your child’s teacher with any changes, needs, or wonderings you have about your child(ren)
Read your teacher’s weekly newsletter….shared electronically each Thursday
Month Average Attendance
- August 2022- 96.45%
- September 2022- 94.93%
- October 2022- 93.65%
- November 2022- 88.97%
- December- 88.67%
Career Fair May 2023
Our innovation team is working on putting together a Career Fair sometime after MAP testing in 2023.
We would love to get feedback from parents who might be interested in participating. Thank you!!
**on all early-release days, we will not be able to have cafeteria assistance**
- The Father Daughter Dance date is February 4th and here is the sign-up link: https://forms.gle/87tn1o4cKsfyQr6B8
The deadline for payments on this one is February 1st, then the rest are taken at the door of event.
Lunch Visit Sign-Ups
Watch D.O.G.S: January 20 Sign-Up
Other Important Information
Birthday Treats & Celebrations
🏴☠️ Pirates ROCK Character Trait
Pirates R.O.C.K. (Raising Outstanding Character Kids) is a program designed to surround our families with examples of strong character traits through school experiences, at home, and reinforced in their community. Each month our community focuses on a specific character trait and students are recognized for exhibiting these traits: Self Confidence, Pride, Responsibility, Citizenship, Compassion, Individuality, Self Control, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Honesty, and Cooperation.
Previous Important Information from Previous Newsletters
2023-24 Academic Calendar Draft
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