Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Parent involvement is perhaps the best indicator of student success, so thank you for taking the time to read this message.
An important aspect of parental involvement is making sure students attend school every day they are well, and that they arrive at school before the first bell. I recently saw some eye-opening statistics.
If a student is 10 minutes late to school every day, that adds up to nearly a week-and-a-half of missed instruction in a school year. If a student misses just one day of school every two weeks, that’s 20 absences – or four weeks of missed instruction - in one school year! Every minute of school counts, and we’re counting on you to ensure that your student is there every day, on time, ready to learn.
If students are in class, we are committed to giving them the chance to reach their highest potential. We will do that by providing grade-level instruction that asks them to really think and get involved in challenging lessons. We will engage students by making learning meaningful and relatable. Most importantly, we will set – and maintain – high expectations for student achievement and let students know that we have confidence in their abilities.
I ask that you reinforce those high expectations at home by monitoring your student’s progress and encouraging them to aim high. Our goal is the same as yours: to prepare your children for success in college, career, and in life.