1-12-18 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK


JANUARY INSERVICE:  On Monday, January 15th, 2018, the district will have inservice for all staff members.  There will be NO SCHOOL for students on this day.  This is an early reminder so childcare arrangements can be made.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 16th, at the regular time.

AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE (ADA):   School attendance is a very important part of the student’s school record.  There is a high correlation between attendance and personal reliability.  Regular and punctual attendance by all students is necessary for the proper functioning of the entire school.  One of the major causes of failure in school is absenteeism.  The average daily attendance for the first semester is as follows:

FIRST SEMESTER
EC 95.12%
K 98.23%
1 96.20%
2 98.10%
3 95.90%
4 95.1%
5 95.10%
6 95.0%
       Total 96.09%

Overall average daily attendance for the first semester was 96.09%.  The overall attendance for the 2nd nine weeks was 97.43%, even with all the illness that has taken place.  Congratulations parents and students!  That is a good average daily attendance percentage!

GEOGRAPHY BEE RESULTS:  The annual Eisenhower Geography Bee was held Friday, January 5th, 2018. Seven students in grades four, five and six completed the classroom level Geography Bee, and advanced to the school level.  The Eisenhower Geography Bee winner was Ashlyn Leiker.  First runner up was Braxton Withington and second runner up was Mason Hogan.  Ashlyn will now take a written test for eligibility in the State competition.

HEALTH INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS:  All students are required to have Birth Certificates, current Immunizations and Physicals.  The Kansas Certificate of Immunizations requires the following:  DTaP - Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, (five doses); Polio-(4 doses); Hepatitis B (3 doses); Varicella (one dose for Preschool, and two doses for Kindergarten thru 6th grade} OR chicken pox disease date.  A Tdap booster is required prior to entering 7th grade.  Physicals are required for all Kindergarten students and out of State transfer students under the age of nine.

EMERGENCY DRILLS:  Each year the school is responsible to have a fire drill monthly, and a tornado drill four times a year.  In the next month or so, the school staff has went through some training for lockdown procedures.  In addition to the training, the school district will be putting additional locks on each inside door of the school.  When the locks are in place, staff and students will do additional training with the lockdown procedure.

GYM SHOES:  Please contact the office if you have any questions on the status of using different shoes for gym.  We do have extra shoes that have been donated to the school for students to use during the year.


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