Nixon Elementary Weekly Update
January 27, 2021
Welcome to a New Semester!
Happy Wednesday Nixon Families!
A few updates for the upcoming week:
Attendance: Wednesday is the beginning of our second semester. I want to remind both in-person and remote families of the importance of attendance to school. We appreciate families helping their learners "get to school" both on site and online. Below is our attendance policy to help remind you about the expectations for attendance at school. Thank you for helping your children get to class on time and ready to learn.
- 2-3 unexcused absences--a postcard is sent
- 4-6 unexcused absences--a letter is mailed stating absences & attempts to contact an Attendance Success Plan will be created.
- 7-9 unexcused absences--a second letter is mailed to follow up on the Attendance Success Plan.
- 10+ unexcused absences--records from the school, as well as the Attendance Plan, are submitted to the District Hearing Officer and a hearing meeting is scheduled to encourage attendance.
Material Pick Up for Remote Learners: We begin materials pick up on Wednesday morning. Please refer to the flyer below for times and dates of pick up. Remote teachers are planning on every remote learner having these items to be able to effectively learn, so please make a point of coming up this week to pick up your child's items. If you are not able to come during the times listed, please reach out to me and I will set up an alternative time for you to come pick up.
Dates for All Families to Remember:
- January 27: Start of 2nd semester & Transition to new learning environment for those who are changing to in-person/remote.
- January 27-February 19: The iReady screening window begins. This is the online diagnostic assessment we give in both math and reading as a way to check in on how learners are progressing. For those taking the assessments at school, please encourage them to do their best! For those taking the assessment at home, please do NOT support your child with taking the test. This is something we use to check for understanding and progress of the child--we appreciate you encouraging them, but please don't help them solve any of the problems or find answers.
I hope you all have a wonderful week. As always, please reach out if you have any questions.
Jeni Goebel, Principal