A big thank you to all families and students for everything you do to support our school community. We also appreciate the work of our teaching staff and community volunteers who help make our school a great place for exploration and learning.
As you think about your holiday arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. It is valuable for students to maintain consistent attendance and arrive to school on time every day. Your support for your child’s education truly makes a difference.
Learning is each student’s job so they can gain life-long skills. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.
This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts on December 24, 2018 and the first day back on January 2, 2019.
We are grateful for the support we receive from families and wish you a Happy Holiday Season!
Dr. Cheri Towle