January 9, 2015 Friday Parent Letter
January 9, 2015
Happy New Year! We have returned to school with frigid weather conditions, excitement, and sickness. Our students are preparing for their Martin Luther King program and refreshing their knowledge of concepts taught. We have many students battling the flu, strep throat, and other cold symptoms. Our goal is to keep everyone healthy, so if your child has a fever, diarrhea, or throwing up, please keep them home for at least 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has been diagnosed with any contagious illness, please inform the school. Thank you in advance for your support!
School closing is always a difficult decision. The amount of snow, wind chill factor, and road conditions are factors used to determine school closing. If we need to close school you will be notified via television or website. You can call the school and Mrs. Harvey will have a recorded message informing you if school is closed. We use MTA for transportation and therefore must make a decision by 6:00am.
Good attendance is crucial for student’s success. Students with 10 or more absence for the year is considered truant. Excessive tardy can also be considered truant. Both excessive absence and tardy must be reported. If your student falls into one or both categories, please make a concentrated effort to improve their attendance.
We would like to take this time to welcome Mrs. Kimberly Coulter to Genesee STEM Academy! She will be teaching our 2nd grade class. Mrs. Coulter is a highly qualified and certified teacher and administrator, passionate about teaching and working with students to be successful! Our 2nd grade class has had considerable changes this year, which we sincerely apologize. I assure you this is a great change for our students. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call.
Remember Tuesday, January 13th is our Parent Ambassador meeting. Due to the winter season we will meet at 5:00-6:00pm. Please, come and join in the conversation of what we are doing and how we can improve. We need your valuable input.
H. Rita Cheek