Tiger Tales Feb. 1st

Dear Colfax Families,

This week we wanted to take the time to write about the importance of building the habit of good school attendance. School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!

Did you know?:

  • Our district attendance goal is 95%, which equals to only 1 absence per month!
  • Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
  • Missing 10% (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
  • Being late can lead a student to have difficulty with classroom routines and throw their whole day off!
  • Students who attend school regularly are more productive academically and socially.

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school – and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

What can you do:

  • Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and backpacks the night before.
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or head ache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school mental health providers, or other parents for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent to see if they can take your child to school.
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.

Ultimately, it is a law in Colorado that all students between the ages of 6 and 16 must attend school regularly and failure to do so can result in truancy court hearings. Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher, our family liaison, front desk staff, or school psychologist if you need support with developing a plan to get your child to school. We are more than happy to help as we love seeing all our students at school!

Sincerely,

Emily Galeano
Bilingual School Psychologist

Feb. 2nd – No School

Non Student Contact Day

Feb. 6th – CSC

3:30-4:30

Library

 

Feb. 9th – 1st and 2nd grades Field Trip

 

Feb. 9th – Skate City

 

Feb. 16th – PLT

8:30-9:30

Library

Jan. 8th-Feb. 19th

ACCESS Testing-

Kinder-5th grade

“ACCESS” is an annual assessment that assesses social and academic English language development in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.  It is a state required assessment that meets the federal requirements for monitoring English Learners. When scheduling appointments  for your student please be mindful of these dates.

Feb. 1st-Feb. 28th 4:00 p.m.

ECE/Kindergarten/5th

Choice and Enrollment for the

2018-2019 school year.