Dear Lakeside Community,
Hope the first week back from Spring Break was quiet and uneventful for your children and for you. A quick reminder about attendance and tardies....
We're seeing a rise in non-illness related absences and tardies. Research shows that
regular attendance impacts reading, involvement, feeling connected to school and more.
Likewise, tardies impact the instruction of every child in the classroom, as when one enters late and has to catch up, especially in the primary grades, teachers have to stop what they are doing to assist.
One of our LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) goals is to increase daily attendance.
Can you help us?
is a great article on attendance from the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Attendance will be even more important starting the week of May 2nd when
we begin state testing.
The tentative schedule shows when we will be testing so please plan to have your child in school on these weeks in these grades (as well as all the time in between). If your child arrives late and testing has started, s/he will be put on a "make up" list which students often find is less than ideal.
Week of May 2nd - 3rd graders
Week of May 9th - 4th & 5th graders
Week of May 16th - 5th graders
The Annual Report for Lakeside Joint School District is finished! But in an effort to save money, we are sending it electronically to parents but will snail mail to residents in our district. We will include it in a few weeks of these weekly eblasts. Click HERE for a copy. Special thanks to Kathleen Hart for her help with text. If you love it, she gets the credit. If you see anything you don't like, its my fault. :)
Book Fair thank you's - We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you to the following parents for their time, especially
Wendy Wong who did most of the set-up by herself while sick. That's dedication!
Wendy Wong, Tammy Martin, Matt Price, Charlene Norquist, Shirley Tarica, Holly Stewart, Michael Kopcsak, and Staci Checklenis.
Do you like the new look of this eblast? I've found the change to be much easier to manage and edit. It parallels our new website (
thanks again to Susan Ady!) and the links on the bottom are the same as and take you back to our website. Our Lakeside School Community Foundation can use the same platform, saving money for both organizations. Open to feedback if you have it!
yard signs? Got any? If so, please bring them back to the district office. Thank you!
Interim Superintendent & Lead Learner