From the Assistant Principal's Office.......

  •  Greetings from the Assistant Principal,


    As we move into the last quarter of the 2017-2018 school year, attending school becomes even more important.  Students are learning new and important material every day.   We here at the Middle School stress the importance of consistent attendance at all times.

    Research supports attendance.  There have been a number of studies indicating that regular attendance can be one of the most significant factors to school success.  Poor attendance can influence whether children can read proficiently by the end of third grade.  By sixth grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.  Missing just two days a month is over 10% of the school year. 

    As a parent,  you can significantly influence this aspect of your child’s education.   Model the importance of daily attendance.  If your child is truly sick, (fever, vomiting) they should stay home.   If they are healthy, the expectation should be they go to school.  This routine helps a student’s stress level as well.  If they do not miss school, they are not missing critical instruction.  Some students who miss school, fall behind in their work and tend to want to avoid it.  This can lead to a vicious cycle.  It is critical, that students see the value of school attendance and its impact on their success.   Your commitment to school attendance will also send a message to your child that education is a priority for your family.

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email or call at (315) 589-9665.


    Kathryn Taylor
    Middle School Assistant Principal