It is with great enthusiasm that I share how excited I am to begin what I am certain will be a year of monumental growth for our school. The administrators and faculty have been working diligently to receive students and plan for a great school year ahead. Last year we started developing a collective school vision for what we value here and want our scholars to walk away with when they leave our school community. We are pleased to share our new mission and vision with all of our stakeholders.
This year, you will hear us continue to buzz about our “Buckets” of work. The four areas that we will place our efforts are: Attendance, Achievement, School Culture and Family Involvement.
I am pleased to share that we made significant
gains in Literacy with 14% increases in students reading on grade level. We
decreased our number of chronic absenteeism by 8%. We also initiated
school-wide practices to support PBIS that led to us receiving state
recognition at the Bronze level for our efforts to improve attendance and
climate. Our data still suggest that we need to remain focused on students Attendance,
Math and Literacy achievement. Students MUST
receive “Bell to Bell” instruction, which means that students must be in school
daily and remain for the entire school day. Research proves that
students who attend school daily outperform their peers who are frequently
tardy and/or absent. It also concludes that students who are frequently absent
from school are more likely to drop out of school.
As demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our scholars reach their fullest potential. I believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together to ensure success for all our students. I believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower the whole child, socially, emotionally, and academically. With that in mind, you are an important component of the
Here’s to a great year!
Tiffany D. Etheridge, Principal
There will be a gradual entrance of all pre-kindergarten students. Some students will attend on Tuesday, September 1st only and some students will attend all day on Wednesday, September 2nd only. Your child will only be able to attend on the day that has been selected for his/her entrance day. We will not be able to make any changes to the day that has been assigned to your child. All students will attend on Thursday, September 3rd and Friday, September 4th. Please make sure that your child attends school in the school uniform daily.
Your child __________________________________________________________will attend:
___Tuesday, September 1st ___Wednesday, September 2nd
Your child’s 2015-2016 assignment is:
Light Blue Collared Shirt and Navy Blue Pants or Skirt