Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter
Posted on 10/21/2019
Dear Fort Edward Families,

School is back in full swing, and September flew right by us, as it always seems to. Thank you to all for your patience as we adapted to the new traffic patterns on Case Street. We strive to keep our students safe at all times, so thank you for driving cautiously near school, and dropping students off in designated areas only.

We want to see your child in school every day! Did you know that student attendance is a critical component in your child's education? Tardiness and absenteeism negatively affect student learning. Here are a few facts from Attendance Works (www.attendanceworks.org):

Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half of the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.

Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first grade students are chronically absent.

Poor attendance can influence whether a student can read proficiently by the end of third grade.
By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
Research shows that missing 10% of the school year, or about 18 days of school, negatively affects a student's academic performance. This is only 2 days per month, and is called chronic absence.
Thank you for your help in developing the habit of attending school each day, and on time.

Thanks to all who attended Open House on September 12, 2019. Family members were able to meet teachers, view classrooms, and learn about the educational programs your children are participating in. Sign ups for Parent-Teacher Conferences (November 22, 25, & 26) were available. If you did not yet sign up for a conference day and time, your child's teacher will be in touch with you soon.


Karen Jones

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