Parent Newsletter--August 18, 2017

Dear Trail Ridge Families,

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Insurance window for the 2017-2018 school year opened August 1st and will close on September 5th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window. The 2017-18 Insurance cost is $35. This optional insurance fee will be added for every student. The fee will be voided if no payment has been made by Sept. 15th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due amount must be paid before they can be eligible for this year’s insurance.

Cell Phone Usage

Cell Phones should not be used during the academic period. We ask that parents do not text/call students during class time. If you must get information to your child, please contact the front office and we would be happy to pass a message along. Thank you for your cooperation in our efforts to value your child’s and other students’ instructional time.

IMPORTANT. . .

Unless otherwise involved in a school sponsored activity, all students need to leave campus by 3:00pm. Please have rides and/or other arrangements made to help us clear the campus.

Attendance Matters

Attendance in school is one of the leading indicators of whether or not a child will graduate from high school. It is our goal to prepare 100% of our students for a successful high school career. Great attendance in middle school will help lead to great attendance in high school. It is critical that you prioritize when your child is absent.
● Please schedule doctor, dentist, orthodontic appointments after school hours as much as possible.
● Plan family vacations during times that students are already scheduled for vacation.
● Students should be in attendance on their birthday if it falls on a school day.
● Plan for traffic in the morning.
● Being on time is a healthy habit! 10 minutes early is on time.
● Students should NOT be in school if they are throwing up or running a high fever. If they have a cough, sore throat, or just a tummy ache, they should be in class for the day.


For more information and statistics regarding student attendance, visit:
www.attendanceworks.org/facts-stats-school-attendance

The Eclipse is this Monday!

Only students with permission slips will be allowed outside to view this event. And they must wear the district provided glasses – other glasses will not be allowed

Community Discussion:
State of St. Vrain Valley Schools & National Trends in Education St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement. This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St. Vrain launches the start of the 2017-2018 school year, St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Superintendent, Don Haddad, Ed.D., will host a series of community discussions beginning in early September. These meetings will focus on student achievement, infrastructure and growth, financial accomplishments, and local and national trends in education. All community members are welcome to attend any or all of the following meetings scheduled across our school district. JoinSt. Vrain Valley Schools in celebrating its successes and exploring the possibilities that lie ahead.

Times, Dates and Locations:
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5 – Niwot High School
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 6 – Longmont Museum, Auditorium
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 11 – Longmont Museum, Auditorium
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 18 – Mead High School
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 – Longmont Library, Large Meeting Rm.
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 25 – Frederick High School
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 9 – Lyons Middle/Senior High School
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12 – Erie High School

Sincerely,

Eddie Cloke, Principal