Weekly Announcement Script January 23-27

Post date: Jan 22, 2017 10:51:41 PM

Good Evening Heaton Families.

This is Jayme Cardinal-Principal at Heaton. I am calling with announcements for the week January 23rd through January 27th.

    1. There is no school on Monday, January, January 23rd due to a teacher work day. The quarter ended this past Friday. Report cards will go home on Tuesday. Please ask you child to see their report cards.

    2. The 3rd week of January was much better for attendance!! Our overall average for the week as a school was 92% Our 6th grade averaged 92.2% for the week, 7th grade was at 93.3%, while the 8th grade continued to hover at 89%. This was the best week in quite some time. Keep it up HAWKS! Parents thank you for ensuring your child is at school every day.

    3. The 2nd quarter and 1st semester ended. This year we have worked to support student regarding their course work. We have tutoring every day, specified tutoring groups, and my message to staff has been to focus on quality not quantity when teaching lessons. We have also notified parents all along regarding students’ grades and missing work. The majority of our teachers are here before and after school to work with students as well. The area of missing work has become a huge concern. Last week we had 417 students who had missing assignments. That is 60% of our student body. We recognize that there are some cases that have special circumstances, but overall students don’t seem to feel the importance of their grades and work. As an AVID school, our focus of being college and career ready sets the expectation of completing work in a timely manner and turning it in for credit. This quarter, we will not be accepting work two weeks beyond the due date unless other arrangements are made between parents/students and the teacher. The amount of credit for the late work will be determined by each teacher as it has been in the past. Please contact us if you are needing additional help or support to help your child succeed.

    4. We are seeing students come to school without the need and required materials to help them be successful in their classes. I wanted to remind parents that students need to continue to have materials for their classes. Be sure that your child speaks their teachers about any new materials they need such as new spiral notebooks, tape, scissors, pencils, or sticky notes. These items are used daily and required for students to have.

    5. Please check out the Heaton Calendar on the either the Heaton Web page or from the Heaton App. We have quite of few dates that are important coming up including parent teacher conferences, the High School 8th grade parent night, sports dates, and days off from school. The App is also a very easy way to call or email teachers if you have questions about your child’s grades or missing work.

    6. Good luck to our Wrestling, Girls BBall teams, and NALs team this week! Girls Bball begins their season this week.

    7. If you have any questions about any of these announcements, please feel free to contact the school.

Thank you