RED RIBBON WEEK
10/23/2016 - 10/28/2016
Monday, 10/24/2016: Band Together Against Drugs
Everyone wear the Red Ribbons that will be distributed in class.
Tuesday, 10/25/2016: It's Crazy to Do Drugs
Everyone can dress a little crazy: crazy hat, socks, hair, backward shirts, mismatching shoes.
Wednesday, 10/26/2016: Our Future is Too Bright to Use Drugs
Everyone can wear yellow shirts and sunglasses.
Wednesday is also Twin Day!
Thursday, 10/27/2016: Team Up Against Drugs
Everyone can wear their favorite team gear or jersey.
Friday, 10/28/2016: Proud to be Drug Free
Wear a red shirt. Classes will line up to form a red ribbon.
WEEK OF 10/24 - 10/28:
Friday, 10/28/2016: Fall Picture Make Up Day
5 - 7:30 PM: Falloween Festival hosted by the PTA
Dear Weller Parents and Families,
This school year will be the first time that attendance data will be collected in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System.
A brief by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights found that 6.5 million students (13 percent) were chronically absent in the nation’s schools during the 2013–14 school year. California did only slightly better than the national average, with 12 percent of our students chronically absent. This means that 719,747 children are at risk of falling behind and possibly dropping out before high school graduation—a staggering number that calls for our most diligent efforts to address this crisis for California children.
California Education Code (EC) Section 60901 defines a chronic absentee as a student who has missed 10 percent or more of school days for any reason, including unexcused or excused absences and suspensions, during the days enrolled. Remember that chronic absence is different from truancy. In California, truancy is defined in EC Section 48260 as missing three days of school or being more than 30 minutes late to class without a valid excuse three times in one school year.
Research show a strong correlation between student attendance and school success. Too many absences negatively impact your child’s chance of success. To ensure your child’s success, I ask that we work together and make every effort to ensure that your student attend school on a daily basis.
To assist you, we have provided some resources for you to consider:
MUSTANG MEMO | SEPTEMBER 2016
Read about what's happening this month at Weller
in this month's edition of the Mustang Memo.