March 9, 2023
Next week we will be having parent teacher conferences. We would really like to see you and give us the opportunity to tell you all of the great things we are seeing from your student. Here is the schedule for conferences:
March 16th- 1:00-4:00 and 5:00-7:00.
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of the behaviors that we have been dealing with in the last few weeks. We have had a significant increase in student disrespect towards each other and also towards staff. Please know that we are working to work with students on how to communicate when they are angry and frustrated and provide skills for students to navigate their feelings. As always, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help support your student and we look forward to working together.
Have a great March!
Please remember that students are NOT to be released from vehicles until 7:20 each morning as we do not have staff monitoring until 7:20. Just as a reminder this is our attendance policy that can be found in our handbook:
A parent or guardian should notify the attendance office that his/her child is absent on the day of the absence. This can be done in person or by telephone. For an absence to be excused by a parent/guardian, the office must be notified by 10:00 a.m. the next day.
A personal visit or a telephone call to the attendance office should be made between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The attendance phone number is 591-2017. An answering machine is in service for calls after 3:00 p.m.
Parents will be notified about unexcused absences via the electronic calling system each morning and evening. It is our goal that calls will not be made to parents if the student is excused by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the absence. If a parent would like to have these calls made to a number other than a “home” number, please contact the attendance office.
Absences will be excused for the following reasons:
Illness (doctor excused)
Required court attendance
Death in the immediate family
Special trips or family vacations should be planned during vacation periods and weekends so that learning can proceed without interruptions. If parents choose to take their child out of classes, they need to realize that they are placing the student at an academic disadvantage. All vacation absences will count toward the student’s absence total.
Excessive excused absences may receive progressive disciplinary actions and/or failure of class.
Arrival after five (5) minutes of the final bell is considered an unexcused absence subject to disciplinary action. Students coming to class more than five (5) minutes late for first hour will be marked absent as Late or Late Excused.
Students picked up or dismissed early from class will be marked as “Released Early” resulting in an absence for that class if missing more than five (5) minutes.
Unexcused Absences from a class or classes accumulate throughout the entire semester/school year and will result in progressive disciplinary action.
Missed School Work
The student is responsible for requesting make-up work.
The student will be given one day for each absent day to complete make-up work.
Suspension from school - The student will be allowed to make up work and receive credit for successfully completed work missed during the suspension.
If a student is going to miss several days for pre-arranged reasons (ex. family vacation), a Pre-Arranged absence form should be picked up from the office and filled out BEFORE the trip. Please allow at least 48 hours for teachers to make the appropriate plans for work to be prepared. It is not recommended to wait until returning from a trip to get caught up.
March 14 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 15 - PTO meeting at 5:00PM
March 16 - Half Day - Dismiss at 10:20
March 16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 27-31 - Spring Break
Drop off and Pick Up Times
Thank you for your understanding and support.
In order to help parents, I have added a document below that is a step by step process of how to get notifications sent to you in regards to student attendance, student grades and gradebook scores through ParentVue. This can be done through the ParentVue app or through the ParentVue portal found on the Clio webpage under parents.
Please contact the office if you have any questions.