Snacks with Staff

Setting Your Student Up for Success

September 7, 2018

HELLO!

Ms. Rebecca Davis- Principal

Ms. Amy Brouwer- Vice Principal

Ms. Judi Hynan- Counselor

PTA

Parents!

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Our Why

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Agenda

  • Communication
  • Support
  • Consistency
  • Attendance

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Communication- How

  • Teacher- Class Dojo, Email, Phone Calls, Conferences, School Planners-students write homework assignments due (***middle school)
  • School-Viking View, Messages, Website, Let’s Talk, Email, Phone, Class Dojo- School Story, Marquee
  • PTA- Folder, Facebook, Class Dojo, Flyers, Signs

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Communication- What

  • Teacher- Dismissal changes, academic or behavior concerns, changes in family/home life, big events
  • School-Changes in phone numbers, addresses, or emergency contacts; major concerns about a situation; inquiring about events; lunch account
  • PTA- PTA Events, fundraisers, in school events

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Support- We’re a team!

  • Teacher- Appear to be a united team in front of students
  • School- Be aware of events and encourage your students to participate

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Consistency

  • Regular Routines at home
  • Calendar Events
  • Homework “stations” at home
  • Structured “homework” time daily
  • Kitchen timer “20-10-20”
  • School Planners- organization
  • School Planners as “communication”
  • School Planners or folders for primary grades

✘ Supervised Study Buddies

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Consistency (continued)

✘Discuss school conduct

✘Backpack hygiene

✘Academic hygiene

✘”Homework done?” Versus “Teach me your homework!”

✘Pack backpacks night before, not morning of

✘Over scheduling our children

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Consistency (continued)

✘ Curriculum - Dollar Store/Amazon

TEACH Structure & Organization at home

✘ Token economy at home bridged to school

✘ Schools to job life lessons

✘ $$ for “A’s” - - - chores for “D’s/F’s”

✘ Academic At-Risk Letters each quarter

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Attendance

  • Labeled Truant (severe, chronic, manageable, good)
  • 2 days a month
  • Direct correlation between attendance rates, academic achievement, and future success
  • Monitored by state & highly researched, used as an instrument to measure schools
  • Impacts school culture & climate

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Upcoming Events

  • Touchdown Club- September 8th
  • AVID Family Night- September 13th @ 5
  • Family Movie Night- September 14th

  • September 19 & 20- Fall Pictures
  • PTA Reflections
  • After School Sales- September 28th

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We want to hear from you!

What topics would like us talk about this year?

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THANKS!

Any questions?

  • r.davis@westside.k12.ca.us
  • a.brouwer@westside.k12.ca.us
  • j.hynan@westside.k12.ca.us

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