Principal Message January 10-14, 2022
Week of January 10, 2022
Dear Explorer Families,
We are trucking along here at EGES. We are focused on maximizing our time with students. We understand that the Covid/Omincrom virus may be impacting families in different ways. Please reach out to us if you need anything. Our Student Support Team is here to help and provide guidance.
We continue our School Wide Attendance Focus
Beginning on January 3rd we will have a school wide focus on student attendance. This particular time of the school year is important as we have a nice block of uninterrupted time to really impact student learning and success. Please support our efforts to have your child at school on time each day.
Why does Chronic Absenteeism matter?
Being physically present in school is a necessary precursor to learning. Chronic absenteeism in early grades may prevent children from developing the skills they need to succeed in later grades. Research has repeatedly found a “clear and consistent relationship between early attendance and later achievement,” including:
- Lower academic performance in 1st and 5th grades
- Persistently lower academic scores in grades 3-5
- An increased likelihood of reading below grade level
- An increased likelihood of needing reading intervention
In middle grades, chronically absent students are less likely to be on-track to graduate from high school on time. In fact, improving attendance is a better predictor of high school outcomes than test score improvement.
Once in high school, chronically absent students are much more likely to dropout. The national organization Attendance Works notes that chronic absenteeism disproportionately affects economically-disadvantaged students:
January 10- All Week: NKT (K-2) and STARS (3-5) Math Assessment
January 10-All Week: Virtual Academy Supply Pick Up here at EGES. Just ring the bell or call 919-773-7411 and give us your child's name. We will bring the supplies to you! If you cannot pick up materials here THIS WEEK from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. then all Grade 4-5 materials will be available at Aversboro Elementary on January 18th. The remaining K-3 materials will remain here at EGES for you. Questions? Please call the front desk or email email@example.com. Thank you!
1/17: MLK Holiday- No School
Exposied to Covid 19/Omicron? Need information on When to Return to School? Click here!
If you would like to volunteer at EGES, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Stucker can support with the process to register to volunteer.
Your Proud Principal,