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IMPORTANT School Day Changes and Attendance

IMPORTANT School Day Changes and Attendance
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IMPORTANT School Day Schedule Changes and attendance

****School Day is from 7:55-3:00 p.m. ******

Beginning on August 9, 2018 Warrior Elementary will have the following changes to the bell schedule

  • Cafeteria will stop serving breakfast at 7:45
  • First Bell will ring at 7:50
  • Students will be tardy after 7:55
  • Last Bell and Buses will be loaded at 3:00
  • Carline will begin as soon as buses Depart

Our students need enough time to learn — to build the skills and develop the knowledge and well-roundedness required to work and thrive in the twenty-first century. Of course time alone isn't enough.

Nothing considered by itself is enough to turn schools around — not the most gifted teachers, most inspiring principals, newest buildings, or most up-to-date equipment. Time, however, is an indispensable foundation for new levels of student achievement and educational success.

Warrior Elementary teachers have been working diligently this summer and will continue to work throughout the school year to make sure that they are using this additional time to continue to support and help our students achieve on a higher level.  Teachers have been working on revised lesson plans using the district template, attending district professional development, implementing new reading programs, revising current math programs, and attending science and social studies training. 

This past year our little school has moved to being one of the top performing schools in the district for reading.  I am so proud of our students and faculty.  However, we found that teachers were struggling to have time to teach everything that we need to in our school day.  Students need sufficient time for math, science and social studies. 

ATTENDANCE

One way to make sure that your child is exposed to sufficient learning time is to make sure they are present at school every day possible. The State Department of Education and federal government have now changed how they look at attendance.  Our school is graded on attendance.  If a student misses more than 15 days of school, even if they are excused, they are considered chronically absent.  Warrior Elementary is scored on a report card for the number of students labeled chronically absent.

Furthermore, the district has brought back the Failure Due to Absence policy (FEA), which states that students missing more than 14 Days in a year, they could be retained due to attendance.

If students miss more than 7 unexcused days of school they can be sent to court for Early Warning. 

Up to 7 days a school year may be excused with a parent note. And excuses must be turn in within 3 days of returning to school.