PLEASE READ ABOUT OUR DISTRICT'S ATTENDANCE POLICY! PLEASE SEND IN A NOTE WITH YOUR CHILD IF THEY ARE LEAVING EARLY! WE ARE STILL WORKING UNTIL 2: 35 P.M. DAILY! AN ABSENCE NOTE IS REQUIRED THE DAY THE CHILD RETURNS TO SCHOOL. IF 3 OR MORE DAYS, YOU NEED A NOTE AND A DOCTOR'S NOTE. PLEASE FOLLOW THE DISTRICT GUIDELINES!
ALSO, 5 LATES OR EARLY DISMISSALS= 1 DAY ABSENT!
ATTENDANCE POLICY Regular school attendance is critical to a child’s success both academically and socially. When students are absent from school they fall behind in their lessons and catching up on the work they missed can be difficult. Please insure that your child comes to school. Your child's attendance could affect his/her promotion to the next grade level as explained in this School Board Regulation 5200: Regulation 5200: A student will be retained at grade level when he/she has been absent for 18 or more school days. VERY IMPORTANT Please understand that regardless of the reasons (including medical excuses and doctors’ notes), if a child has been absent from school for 18 or more days and the Principal determines that he/she has not met his/her full potential academically and socially, the student must attend and successfully complete summer school if offered or repeat his/her current grade next year. Finally, it is important for parents/guardians to understand that should any student continue to have poor school attendance, our district’s school attendance officer may hand deliver a legal notice which explains New Jersey’s school attendance laws. In addition, the attendance officer may file a legal complaint with the courts. Such cases can lead to a hearing in front of a judge or district magistrate. If your child is absent from school, we request that you call the school office. Any student who is absent or tardy must present to his/her teachers, the following day after such absence, a written excuse stating the reason for the absence and signed by the student’s parent or guardian. A doctor’s certificate may be required of a student who is absent from school for a period of three or more days. When a child will be absent for a religious holiday, a note from the parents should be presented in advance. TAKING CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL When there is a need for early dismissal, the student must bring a note specifying the reason for the request and the date and time at which dismissal is requested. The parent or other authorized person (designated by name in the written note) must call for the child at the school office. The adult picking up the child will be asked for identification such as a drivers’ license. Students will only be called to the office when the person picking them up arrives. No child will be permitted to leave the building alone during school hours. When possible, appointments for dental care and other professional treatment should be scheduled at times that do not conflict with school hours. Unless there is an emergency or doctor’s appointment, we ask that you do not request to have your child dismissed earlier than five minutes before dismissal time so that he or she does not miss valuable class time. For safety reasons, children will not be taken off the buses once they have boarded. Once students are on the bus at dismissal time they MUST ride the bus home. Students will not be released from the school buses for dismissal. If you do not want your child to ride the bus, please send in a note or call at least one hour prior to dismissal time. The time and reason for leaving should be included in the note. Be sure to write your child’s full name clearly on the note. Students will be released only to you, the parent, unless we have been notified by you in writing that you have granted permission for someone else to pick up your youngster. Any adult picking up a child from school must have proper photo identification. These procedures are for the safety and protection of your child. Students will be considered absent for one (1) full day for each five (5) times they are picked up early or are late.
The purpose of this page is to provide parents and guardians with some helpful information to assist your child in various domains: academic, social, and emotional. Again, these are just some interesting articles that you may find helpful. Parents/Guardians, you are doing a wonderful job with your children. These sites just may give you some valuable pointers or ideas. Have fun and most of all, enjoy your great children. The time will go by so fast, and before you know it they are done high school. Cherish this time with your children. They are truly awesome, amazing and a lot of fun! I am so proud of your children--their effort, their positive changes, and all that they are learning, processing, and growing! Thank you for sharing them with me!
INTERESTING TEXT EVIDENCE ARTICLE TO READ:
COMMON CORE q&a
COMMON CORE INFORMATION:
MATH AND THE COMMON CORE:
VIDEOS TO CONSIDER~~HOW IS MY CHILD DOING?
UNDERSTAND THE SHIFT:
BEGINNING THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH ROUTINES FOR SUCCESS
Five key skills for academic success:
Surprising secrets to school success
Eight ideas about academic learning you may not know.
How to beat the morning rush
Need Help With the Morning Routine
Help! My Child Is Always Late to School
Optimism and motivation: Keys to your child's success
Motivating the Unmotivated Student
Sleep: The secret weapon for school success
From time to time in 5W, we stop and get moving in the classroom. Here are some interestinig articles about music and exercise. Every day, I encourage students to get outside and move!
Physical activity helps with paying attention:
Exercise and music helps!
American Reading Company Q&A: http://www.americanreading.com/products/100bc/faq/
Leveled reading: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/leveled-reading
Reluctant readers: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/childrens-books/
6th grade reading: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/6th-grade-reading/
Book ideas: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/a-family-of-readers-the-book-lovers-guide-to-childrens-and-young/
Reading to your child: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/reading-to-your-child/
Non-book ways: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/10-non-book-ways-to-get-your-child-reading/
Doctors’s office: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/10-teachable-moments-at-the-doctors-office/
Literacy lingo: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/a-quick-guide-to-literacy-lingo-in-the-classroom/
Test tips: http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/11-test-best-tips/
Procrastinator proof : http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/5-ways-to-procrastinator-proof-your-child/