THE FOREST VIEW
Connecting families to our school community.
Forest View 2022-23 January 23rd to February 3rd.
What's happening at FRV!
2 WEEKS AT A GLANCE
Monday, January 23rd is a "D" day.
Tuesday, January 24th is an "E" day.
Wednesday, January 25th is an "A" day.
Thursday, January 26th is a "B" day.
- Parent/SIT/Sp.Ed. meetings today.
Friday, January 27th is an "C" day!
5th Grade Wax Museum.
January 16th & 20th
Monday, January 30th is a "D" day.
Tuesday, January 31st is an "E" day.
- Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up
Wednesday, February 1st is an "A" day.
Thursday, February 2nd is a "B" day.
Parent/SIT/Sp.Ed. Meetings today
Friday, February 3rd is a "C" day.
LEADERSHIP DAY AT FRV WILL BE FRIDAY JANUARY 27TH
Our theme this year is "OUR LEADERS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD"
On Leadership Day, we will be showcasing student leadership through the following activities:
- Student-led welcome ceremony with student speakers and performers.
- Showcasing leadership lessons in our classrooms.
- Guests will also be able to attend 2 events offered in our Leadership Symposium.
As a building we have invited other schools and community members, we have also opened up our remaining slots for any new families to FRV and to our 5th-grade parents. Please see the QR code below to register. We hope if you are a new family to FRV or the parents of a 5th-grade child you can attend! We will be sharing some pictures of our Leadership Day with all of our parents in one of our upcoming newsletters! Stay tuned!
A Message from Mr. Watkins, Principal
Now that we have turned the corner toward the second half of the year, I wanted to share some important information with you!
- Please call the office if you are moving or if your child is not going to attend Forest View next year.
- Kindergarten RoundUp this year is April 6th. If you know of any new families that have upcoming kindergarten-age children please have them call the FRV office. More information about Kindergarten Round-Up will be forthcoming.
- Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Ups will be going out on Tuesday, January 31st. Be on the lookout for that email.
- Student Progress Reports will be going out during the week of January 30th. Please make sure to review those reports with your child. Please make sure to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.
Your Partner In Education,
PARENTS, YOUR SHOUT OUTS HAVE BEEN INSPIRING OUR STAFF PLEASE KEEP THEM UP!
If you know of a teacher or staff member that you would like to recognize please feel free to submit that below. Your Shout-Outs have been a great morale booster for our FRV team. Thank you to those who have submitted a shout-out!
IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION:
SCREEN TIME- A TRAINING FOR PARENTS WHO STRUGGLE WITH THEIR CHILD'S SCREEN TIME
UPCOMING PTA EVENTS:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR SPRING FAMILY FUN NIGHT -MARCH 3RD FROM 6-8:00
Don’t want to worry about dinner? Chris Cakes will be flipping up some fun in the cafeteria from 6:00 to 7:15 for $7/person in advance or $8/person at the door, with all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, and TANG!
For this event to be successful, we are asking families to send in items to include in our gift baskets. Check out the SFFN flyer for ideas! You are welcome to send in items outside of your child’s grade level theme. Don’t have time to shop? Let the committee do it for you! Send cash or a check (payable to “Forest View PTA”) in a marked envelope to school, or donate via PayPal @forestviewpta. Please note “SFFN” in the comments! Donations are need by February 9th.Thank you for your support!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FRV CARNIVAL!!
V.I.P. /Formerly Watch Dogs (Updated Link to Sign Up for a time!)
PTA Sponsored- TECH TALK
Dear FRV Parents,
We would like to remind you of the best ways to report your child's absence from school.
- Call our attendance line at 913-780-7440
- Email our attendance desk at FRVattendance@olatheschools.org .
- Click the Report an Absence link on our school homepage, just below the rotating images
Thanks for keeping us informed of your child’s absence.
FRV ATTENDANCE POLICY
OPS ATTENDANCE POLICY:
School success starts with showing up to class every day. Daily attendance leads to building communication skills, forming lasting relationships with peers, experiencing innovative practices and activities, participating in after-school activities, and building confidence and self-esteem.
Truancy is the act of missing school without permission, often repeatedly.
Truancy Criteria — Kansas Compulsory Law
Applies to children ages 7-18
Applies to children under the age of 7 once the child has been enrolled in school
A student is truant from school if he/she is absent without a valid excuse.
3 consecutive days — first letter to parent
5 days in school semester — second letter to parent and meeting to create plan to ensure student regularly attends school
7 days in a school year — third letter to parent
10 unexcused absences — truancy paperwork will be filed with the District Attorney’s office
Excused Absence (per semester):
0-5: Documentation isn’t needed
6 or more: Documentation from a doctor required for absence to be considered excused.
*Chronic health issues should be documented in our nurse’s office.
Johnson County District Attorney’s Office Statement
Truancy is prosecuted as a Child in Need of Care case. Under state law, children between the ages of 7 and 18 are required to attend school. If a child is deemed truant by their school, then a referral is made to the District Attorney's Office. Upon receipt of a truancy referral from the school, our office has discretion about how that case is processed.
Kansas statutes provide that a student is "truant" if they are absent without excuse, for a "significant portion" of the school day, for three consecutive days, or five days in a semester, or seven days in a school year. When that occurs, then the school is to provide notice to the student's parent or guardian. Once notice is received, then any further absences without excuse triggers a report to the District Attorney's Office.
If a truancy case is filed in District Court, then the assigned Judge has discretion to formulate a plan designed to meet the child's needs and get the child to attend school. In some instances, the State may proceed informally and refer the child to services.. In other instances, the court will direct the child be monitored on a formal "truancy plan." If the child is placed on a truancy plan, a court services officer would supervise a child's attendance, and work with the child and family to make sure the child attends school. In extreme cases, the court has the authority to place a child outside the home to make sure the child gets an education.
For more information on truancy, please contact the Johnson County District Attorney's office at 913-715-3000.
HELP! WE ARE IN DIRE NEED OF SUBSTITUTES!
Parent Lighthouse Habit Spotlight!
Here are some videos to watch with your children about Habit 2!
PTA Corner... Updates!
FRV Families! We have lots of updates this week, including changes to our event schedule!
HERE IS OUR ANNUAL FRV STUDENT DIRECTORY!- This is a volunteer list of students and contact information to connect students and families beyond school. Thank you to all of you who helped put this together!
In addition to Facebook and Twitter, PTA is now on Instagram! Follow us @forest_view_elementary_pta
Notification Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Olathe Public Schools prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity in its programs, activities or employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups to its facilities as required by: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Equal Access Act of 1984 and other relevant state and federal laws as amended. Inquiries regarding compliance with applicable civil rights statutes related to race, ethnicity, gender, age discrimination, sexual orientation, gender identity or equal access may be directed to Staff Counsel, 14160 Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS 66063-2000; phone 913-780-7000. All inquiries regarding compliance with applicable statutes regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Support Services, 14160 Black Bob Rd. Olathe, KS 66063-2000, phone (913) 780-7000. Interested persons including those with impaired vision or hearing can also obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons by calling the Assistant Superintendent of Support Services. (03/19)