Character Trait for the Month of November is CITIZENSHIP.
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 PTO
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 18th at 2:20 in Room 33. Congratulations to our newly elected PTO Officers! We appreciate your time and dedication to the Starr King students.
Support our fundraising efforts by participating in our catalog sale! All money raised supports programs at King. Orders must be turned in no later than October 24th in order to receive prizes.
We are dedicated educators with high expectations who inspire and engage all students in learning.
It is my pleasure to be the principal at Starr King Elementary School. I have spent the first month of school getting to know the students, staff, and families. I know that I have joined an incredible team that is focused on student achievement. The entire staff is committed to providing students with high quality instruction in a safe, productive learning environment. Based on our turnout to Back to School Night, I know that our families want the same for their children and are supportive of our efforts. The year will be filled with new learning as we continue to implement the shifts required with the Common Core State Standards and I am excited to share that experience with the entire King community. Please check our website often to see updates to the calendar and opportunities for you to be involved at King!
Help Us Meet Our Attendance Goal of 96.5%
First Trimester K-5 Achievement Reports Coming Soon – Pronto recibirán los Reportes de Rendimiento (K-5º grado) del Primer Trimestre
Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
First Annual Talent Show
When: Friday, November 14th
Location: Starr King Auditorium
Snacks and drinks will be sold to support the Arts Program at Starr King.
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. The meetings for the 2014 - 2015 school year have been scheduled for the following Wednesdays at 2:20:
If needed, additional meetings will be scheduled. All meetings are open to the public; however, only elected members may vote.
English Learner Advisory Council
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 the following Thursday mornings at 9:15 (immediately following Coffee with the Principal):
If additional meetings are needed, they will be added to the schedule.
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