December 2018/January 2019 Newsletter
Greetings Sulphur Springs Families,
I hope this newsletter finds you and your family doing well. I can’t believe we are almost half way through the year. In this month’s newsletter I will be discussing the importance of attendance and some reminders about our valet. With the winter break around the corner, I would also like to offer some suggestions and activities you can do at home to help your child succeed.
The Sulphur Springs School District is emphasizing the importance of attendance at all 9 sites. As you have been made aware from past Mustang Minutes, there is a direct correlation between academic success and attendance. For the past month, I have consistently observed about 6% of our students absent on a daily basis. Of these absences, about half are unexcused. This has a dramatic and spiraling effect on everyone. Each day a student is absent is a missed opportunity for learning.
Every day of school is important. Here are some things that you can do to help improve attendance:
I will continue to offer messages of support and information about how attendance improves the whole child; it is our obligation to protect learning time for our students.
The valet is a crucial component to making traffic run smoothly for before and after school drop-off. We encourage everyone to use the valet as it is designed to help make traffic run smoother. Drivers must observe all valet rules (i.e. no parking in the valet) and street rules (i.e. no illegal turns on a double yellow). We thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Activities at Home
As we approach the winter break we encourage all students to continue to take advantage of our computer-based school programs. These programs are adaptive and will continue to support all our students during the break time. We also encourage you do at home activities such as board games, reading, outdoor activities, museums, etc. Your teacher is full of resources that you can do as family over the break.
Principal, Sulphur Springs Community School