11.4 eNews

Attendance

As noted on page 4 of the District 303 Discipline Procedures, CUSD 303 believes that regular attendance at school results in greater academic success. To meet our mutual goal for student success, we participate in a partnership and shared expectation among school, parent and student that students will be present and on time throughout each day school is in session. Further, as noted on page 5, when a student is absent without valid cause 5% (or 9) of the previous 180 regular attendance days, he/she is considered a chronic or habitual truant.

It is our goal to partner with you to support our students in building a solid foundation for their educational career. Therefore, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have concerns about the timeliness of your child's transition to school in the morning and/or his or her overall attendance at school.

Pick-A-Time Conference Sign Up

As a reminder, the online Pick-A-Time Conference Sign Up for the November 21st & 22nd conferences opened Monday, October 24, 2016, at 7:00 AM. Please see the attached directions for additional information. Also, please feel free to contact the school office with questions and/or for sign up support.

Daylight Saving Time

It's that time of year ... Don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend. 

CogAT Testing - 3rd & 5th Grades

As a follow up to the letter that was sent home at the end of October, all 3rd & 5th grade students across the district will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the weeks of November 7th and 14th.

November PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 9:30 AM, in the Faculty Lounge. Please see the attached agenda for further information.

Middle School Facilities

St. Charles CUSD 303 District Administration will propose a plan to the Board of Education (BoE) that will improve the District’s middle school facilities by upgrading Thompson and Wredling Middle Schools. If approved by the Board, the plan would modernize and expand Thompson and Wredling Middle Schools. When the improvements are completed in fall 2019, District Administration estimates the closing of Haines Middle School will result in an operational savings of $2.4 million per year. The estimated cost of the middle school improvements is $50 million and would be paid for through a combination of existing funds and the issue of bonds that do not require a referendum.

The Board of Education (BoE) will consider the middle school plan at the following meeting:

·         Monday, November 14th, at the Board of Education (BoE) Regular Meeting, at 7:00 PM, at North High School

Elementary School Student Handbook

The Elementary School Student Handbook can be accessed via the included link: http://district.d303.org/student-handbooks

Additional Attachment(s):
2016_Pick-A-Time Conference Sign Up Directions
Ferson Creek_11.2016 PTO Meeting Agenda

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