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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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.
The Long Beach Public Library will offer an amnesty program for overdue book fines during the month of April, in celebration of National Library Month. From April 1 to April 30 the library will welcome back its overdue books and waive associated fines. Return any undamaged, overdue library materials to your local Long Beach Public Library location, and your overdue fines will be waived. If you have overdue fines from previously returned materials, donate a new book to the library and those fines will be waived, too. For more information, visit the Long Beach Public Library in person or online at www.lbpl.org.
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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:
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.
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:
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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