Regular attendance by students is vital to learning, and it impacts the amount of funding that local schools receive.  Schools statewide lose millions of dollars each year due to student absenteeism.  Parents whose children are absent or tardy should be sure to send a note to school including the reason for the absence.  Schools are required by the state to track this information.

State education code says that a student absent from school without a valid excuse on three occasions or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period in a school day on three occasions in one school year is considered to be truant.  At that point, parents receive letters from the school district notifying them of their obligation to make certain their children attend school.  These letters state that parents who fail to meet this obligation may be subject to prosecution.  Proper tracking of absences is dependent upon parental cooperation and can help parents to avoid receiving such notices.

One of the best ways to ensure student success is to encourage and support good attendance, but when tardiness or an absence is unavoidable, parents should remember to keep in close touch with their children’s school.

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Volunteers Needed!

Your help is needed to continue the programs and events we offer at Starr King.  We would like every family to volunteer for at least one event per year.


Please go to this link to sign up!  More opportunities will be added throughout the year.





Planning for Excellence – LCAP Highlights


Dear Friends,


Over the past several weeks, we have shared with you some highlights of our Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP.  We have distributed the publications Academic ExcellenceBasic Services – A Foundation for Excellence, and A Team Effort – Parents, Students and School. Today we’re providing those documents combined in one convenient publication titled Planning for Excellence. Toward the end of this compilation, you’ll also find an extensive list of family resources to support academic achievement.


If the title links to the above documents don’t work, you can also find them at lbschools.net under the Local Control Funding section.


Best regards,


Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools


Planificación para la Excelencia – Lo Destacado del Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local


Estimados Amigos,


En las últimas semanas, hemos compartido con ustedes algunos puntos destacados del Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local o LCAP.  Hemos distribuido las publicaciones Excelencia AcadémicaServicios Básicos – La Fundación para la Excelencia, y Un Esfuerzo en Equipo – Padres de Familia, Estudiantes y Escuela.  El día de hoy proporcionamos esos documentos en una publicación titulada Planificación para la Excelencia.  Hacia el final de esta recopilación, usted encontrará una lista extensa de muchos recursos familiares para apoyar el logro académico. 


Si los enlaces con los títulos no funcionan, usted también puede encontrarlos en lbschools.net bajo la sección “Local Control Funding.”


Mis mejores saludos,


Christopher J. Steinhauser

Superintendente Escolar



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Threat Prevention


Hello, Students and Families.


As we’ve seen in recent weeks, our schools are not immune to the potential threats that so many other schools nationwide have been dealing with.  We appreciate your heightened awareness of this issue, and we continue to encourage everyone in our school communities to report any suspicious information or activity that could impact school safety.


Threats to our schools are not harmless, and they are not funny.  They take valuable resources and time from our school district and the law enforcement agencies who work with us each day to keep our schools safe.  Threats cause anxiety for parents, students and staff, and they can disrupt the important work of teaching and learning.  Students who make threats face consequences that linger long after the threat is made.  We reiterate the Long Beach Police Department’s recent statement about such threats:


“The Long Beach Police Department takes all potential threats of violence very seriously and thoroughly investigates all reported incidents,” Chief Robert Luna said. “Making any kind of threat whether in person or online, is illegal and has serious consequences.”


Those consequences, as we also have seen in recent weeks, can include suspension, expulsion, arrest and potential prosecution under the law.  Students who make threats, even as a “joke,” can quickly find themselves facing the entire range of these consequences. 


We urge parents to discuss this matter with their children.  In light of the senseless loss of lives in recent school shootings nationally, it is completely inappropriate and unacceptable to make threats, even as a “joke.”


We have appreciated everyone’s support during this challenging time.  Again, we continue to encourage students, parents and staff to immediately report any information that could impact the safety of others.  With your help, we can continue to provide safe schools and the best possible education for our students.





Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendent of Schools


Prevención de amenazas


Hola, estudiantes y familias.


Como hemos visto en las últimas semanas, nuestras escuelas no son inmunes a las posibles amenazas que otras escuelas a nivel nacional han estado enfrentando. Agradecemos su intensificada concienciación sobre este problema y seguimos animando a todos dentro de nuestras comunidades escolares a reportar toda información o actividad sospechosa que pudiera afectar la seguridad escolar.


Las amenazas a nuestras escuelas no son inocentes y no son graciosas.  Le quitan recursos valiosos y tiempo a nuestro distrito escolar y a las agencias del orden público quienes trabajan con nosotros cada día para mantener nuestras escuelas seguras.  Las amenazas les provocan ansiedad a los padres de familia, los estudiantes y al personal y pueden interrumpir la importante tarea de enseñar y aprender.  Los estudiantes que hacen estas amenazas enfrentan consecuencias que perduran por mucho tiempo después de haberlas hecho.  Reiteramos la reciente declaración del Departamento de Policía de Long Beach sobre estas amenazas:


El jefe de policía Robert Luna dijo, “el Departamento de Policía de Long Beach toma muy en serio todas las posibles amenazas de violencia e investiga completamente todos los incidentes reportados.”   “Hacer cualquier tipo de amenaza, ya sea en persona o por internet, es ilegal y tiene consecuencias graves.” 


Tales consecuencias, como también hemos visto en las recientes semanas, pueden incluir suspensión, arresto y un posible procesamiento legal.  Los estudiantes que hacen amenazas, aún en forma de “broma,” pueden encontrarse rápidamente enfrentando la gama completa de estas consecuencias. 


Instamos a los padres de familia a platicar con sus hijos de este asunto.  A consecuencia de la pérdida sin sentido de vidas en los recientes tiroteos escolares a nivel nacional, es completamente inapropiado e inaceptable hacer estas amenazas, ni siquiera en forma de “broma.”


Agradecemos el apoyo de todos durante este tiempo difícil.  Seguimos animando a los estudiantes, los padres de familia y al personal a que reporten inmediatamente cualquier información que pudiera tener un impacto en la seguridad de otras personas.  Con su ayuda, podemos seguir proporcionando escuelas seguras y la mejor educación posible para nuestros estudiantes.






Christopher J. Steinhauser
Superintendente Escolar


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Today: 3/18/18

School Site Council

School Site Council is comprised of 10 members representing parents, community, and staff.  The SSC meets regularly to revise and evaluate the effectiveness of our Single Plan for Student Achievement.  We have one open seat and an election will take place at Back to School Night. Current members.

  • Ms. Luisita Alvarez, Parent
  • Ms. Marissa Pacheco, Parent and Recorder
  • Mariana Villalobos, Parent and Chairperson
  • Adrienne Lawrence, Parent
  • Yolanda Lopez, Parent and Vice-Chairperson
  • Mrs. Veronica Ceja, Teacher
  • Mrs. Katie Crews, Teacher
  • Mrs. Patti de Koekkoek
  • Mr. Ricardo Galvan, Instructional Aide
  • Mr. Ocampo, Principal

We have scheduled our meetings.  Everyone is invited to attend, but only elected members will be able to vote.  All meetings take place on Wednesdays at 2:20 in the Starr King Library.

  • September 27
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • January 24
  • February 14

Check our website often for updates!

English Learner Advisory Council/Coffee with the Principal

ELAC is an advisory council that makes recommendations to SSC regarding programs that support English Learners at King.  Meetings will be held throughout the year on Wednesdays at 8:00 in Room 45:

  • September 20th
  • October 4th
  • November 1st
  • January 17th

This advisory committee is critical to the success of our students.  Please plan to attend the ELAC meetings to learn about the wonderful things happening at King and give your suggestions for improvement.

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