Character Trait for the Month of January is RESPECT.
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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Starr King News
Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
We are off to a great start this school year! Our slogan this year is ”Get on the Bus!” We are scholarly students who are preparing now to go to college. Here are some important tips to help your student at home.
Dr. Camerino’s 5 Scholarly Tips:
1. Connect with your child
Ask, “What did you learn today?” or “What did you do today?”
2. Stay Organized
Make a homework area in your house.
Check backpacks daily for homework folders and important information.
3. Make Homework a Priority
Set high expectations for neatness, completion and accuracy of work.
Make a plan with your student how he/she will complete their homework.
Check in with your child during homework time.
4. Read everyday and make it FUN!
They read, you read, everybody reads! Read at least 20 minutes a day.
5. Love, Motivate, Praise and Celebrate your Child!
School Site Council (SSC)
English Learners Advisory Council (ELAC)
Our two very important parent/teacher committees at King Elementary are up and running with their duties for the 2013-2014 school year. School Site Council and English Learners Advisory Council have been diligently discussing school data to identify goals and determine the needs of our school to make revisions to our Single Plan for Student Achievement. (SPSA)
Please feel free to join us at any council meeting in the future. We would love to hear your thoughts and get more input from the whole community.
School District News
Principal Cecilia Santos-Camerino