Dear Coral Canyon Families,
As we are now deep into September and are quickly approaching October, the magnitude and importance of the structure, routine, and opportunity to learn at school are being realized more each day.
We are proud of our students and how they have returned to both the academic and social aspects that had been missing during a COVID-19 pandemic. It is amazing to see how your children and our students are supporting and encouraging each other, working through difficult tasks that are rigorous and challenging, and seeking to be the very B.E.S.T (Be Respectful. Encourage Kindness, Safety First. Try Your Hardest) version of themselves.
As we continue to move forward we are needing your help to minimize avoidable absences. We understand sickness and planned family events, yet know the importance of our students being at school on time and consistently. We equally want to minimize students who are regularly checking out of school early. The national research suggests that students should miss 9 or fewer days in a school year in order to achieve the desired academic, social, and emotional growth. Thank you for your commitment to education in this way. Ultimately this is an expression of our desire to provide each of our students the best elementary experience possible. We are beginning to notice trends within the vicious cycle of missing school, followed by the emotion of making it harder to return. I feel we have all been there a time or two in our lives. Establishing an expectation and pattern early on in our children’s lives will help them as they encounter future obligations and responsibilities.
In addition, we are asking that students who walk to school or are dropped off do not arrive more than 10 minutes early unless of course, they will be eating breakfast with us in the morning. Please remember that when dropping off your child(ren) or picking them up at the end of the school day, follow the parking lot etiquette in order to keep everyone safe.
Again, we appreciate the opportunity and privilege it is to serve your children as educators. Continue to keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teacher, and seek ways to be involved as much as you are able.
This is a partnership together as we keep the focus on doing what is best for our kids.
~ Mr. Horrocks