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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Principal's Message - October 2016

We are off to a great start this year. I am pleased that many of you came to meet your child’s teacher at Back to School Night in September.  There are many opportunities for you to stay connected at King and support your child’s progress as well as the school-wide programs.  Please plan to attend the variety of meetings and workshops on campus that will give you the information you need.  This year our focus is on continuing to develop a Growth Mindset in all of our students with improved academic achievement.  We will increase the use of technology by students and staff so that they are prepared for the 21st Century. 


We continue to need your support to make this year a success for all of our students.  There are many events planned throughout the year and they take a team of staff and parents to guarantee their success.  Some upcoming events include:

  • Fall Festival - Thursday, October 27th
  • Family Movie Night - Friday, November 4th
  • Starr King Talent Show - Friday, November 18th
  • Student Holiday Store - Week of December 5th - 9th

Please complete this Form https://goo.gl/forms/TlRDDvm6AOvQWEFh1if you are interested in signing up or receiving more information.


We need your help with attendance!  Our goal is to provide all of our students with a high quality education that will prepare them for college or a career.  Students are rewarded for outstanding attendance (coming every day and on time) because it is a habit they need to have in order to be successful at school and in the future when they have a job.  We celebrated our school-wide attendance on October 10th with a free dress day for all students because we exceeded our goal of 96.5%.  Here is how each grade level did the first full school month of the year:

  • TK/Kindergarten - 96.89%
  • 1st Grade - 96.43%
  • 2nd Grade - 97.65%
  • 3rd Grade - 97.47%
  • 4th Grade - 97.46%
  • 5th Grade - 97.93%

Keep up the great work!! 


Please call or email if you have any questions or concerns. 


Thank you for making Starr King the best school in Long Beach! 


With appreciation,

Mrs. Weber

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.





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The scary season has arrived – and the Press-Telegram wants to be spooked.

The newspaper is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The rules are the same as last year: there will be three age categories for stories and drawings: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Oct. 24.
• All entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
• Artwork must be original (no tracings)
• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.


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We are dedicated educators with high expectations who inspire and engage all students in learning.

Today: 10/22/16
12:00 AM Saturday School

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.  Congratulations to our elected members of SSC:

  • 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 deKoekkoek, Teacher
  • Mr. Ricardo Galvan, Instructional Aide
  • Mrs. Kimberly Weber, 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.

  • October 12
  • November 9
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • April 12

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, immediately following Coffee with the Principal meetings.  Coffee with the Principal are scheduled on the following Thursdays at 8:00 in Room 45:

  • October 13th
  • November 10th
  • December 8th
  • January 12th
  • February 2nd
  • March 9th
  • April 6th
  • May 4th

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

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