Howard Happenings

December 10, 2018

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Chronic Absence Update-20.9%

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Goal-19%

Our goal for the year is 19% chronic absence (37 students) currently we are at 20.9% (42 students).


Please continue to reach out to families of students with chronic absence.


Shout out to Carranza (80%) and Plummer (60.9%) for having the highest satisfactory attendance.


Shout out to Mathis for the largest decrease (-7.7%) and lowest chronic absence (7.1%).


Shout out to Crannza (10%) and Plummer (13%) for having the lowest chronic absence with no students in the severe category.

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Important Information-ALL

All personal days need to 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

The Howard Oratorical Assembly will be held on January 23rd. Please ensure you are preparing students now. Winter Break is a great time for students to memorize their piece.


Shepherd has begun targeted Sipps and LLI Instruction for students below grade level. The schedule is linked below.


SRI should be given this month for all 3rd to 5th graders.


F&Ps for all students below grade level should be given by Jan 31st. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Yard Duty

Primary Yard-Mrs Lindsey

Upper Yard-Plummer

Monday 12/10

  • Cost Meeting 11 to 12
  • Fire/Earthquake Drill 2
  • Staff Meeting 3 to 4


Tuesday 12/11

  • Superintendent on Site


Wednesday 12/12

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


Thursday 12/13

  • Vision to Learn On Site


Friday 12/14

  • Big Smiles Dentist on Site

Upcoming December Events

12/17 Faculty Council

12/19 Winter Music Program

12/20 Grocery Giveaway

12/20 Big Smiles on Site

12/21 Afterschool Program Closed

12/24 to 1/4 Winter Break

Upcoming January Events

1/7 Grocery Giveaway

1/8 and 1/10 Expectations Rotations

1/14 Staff Meeting

1/21 No School

1/23 Howard Oratorical

1/24 Minimum Day

1/24 Howard STEAM Night

1/25 Professional Development Day

1/28 Faculty Council