No School February 20th
in observance of
News From The Principal
Our goal for the remainder of this school year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly.
Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.
We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Research shows:
* Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the
end of 3rd grade.
* By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.
*By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores.
Absences can add up quickly. A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!!
Clearly going to school regularly matters!
We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged. Please ensure that your child attends
school every day and arrives on time. Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:
*Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
*Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
*Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
*Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
*Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or
another parent to take your child to school.
We are beginning a monthly competition between classes. Our first competition starts November 7th and ends on the 30th; the class in each grade level with the least amount of late arrivals, early check-outs, and absences will win a class party. We will also reward students for improved weekly attendance and quarterly perfect attendance.
Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day. We want your child to be successful in school!
Ozark Primary Bell Schedule
First Bell: 7:55
Tardy Bell: 8:00
Grade Lunch Organized Physical Activity Organized Physical Activity
1st 10:45-11:10 11:10-11:25 2:20-2:35
2nd 11:25-11:50 11:50-12:05 9:30-9:45
3rd 11:15-11:40 11:40-11:55 10:30-10:15
Car Rider Bell: 3:00
Bus and Walker Bell: 3:05
Prinicipal's Pride Award
Word of the Month
thinking about your words and actions, then making choices that are right for you and others
Important Dates for
Feb. 8th – Progress Reports
Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Day Parties (2:00-2:30)
Feb. 20th – President’s Day (no school)
Friday's @ 9:30
Feb. 10th – Roetzel (3rd)
Feb. 17th – Sirratt (2nd)
Feb. 24th – Herriage (1st)