Parents and families are essential partners in promoting good attendance because you have the bottom-line responsibility for making sure their children get to school every day. Just as parents should focus on how their children are performing academically, you have a responsibility to set expectations for good attendance and to monitor your child’s absences, so that missed days don’t add up to academic trouble. This Parent Handoutoutlines strategies including:
- Make getting students to school on time every day a top priority.
- Alert schools and community agencies to barriers that keep kids from attending class.
- Ask for and monitor data on chronic absence.
- Demand action to address systemic barriers that may be causing large numbers of students to miss too much school.
Students that are not in attendance for 10% or 18 days of the school year are classified as chronically absent. Mississippi KIDS Count first released chronic absenteeism data in 2015. This release marked a turning point in Mississippi’s effort to reduce chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism data is calculated annually for every public school in the state.
For parents of secondary school students, check out this handout.
The Little Black Tournament continues on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8:00p.m. Come out and support our Mighty Tigers!
P-16 Community Engagement Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:00p.m. We invite parents and community members to get involved in the vision and action steps for ETAC.
Black History Program will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:00a.m.
I Love to Read Week is February 26-March 2, 2018. Please volunteer to read in one of our classrooms. Help us celebrate literacy and Dr. Suess’ Birthday!
Begins January 8, 2018. School hours will change to 8:00—3:00p.m. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays the day will be extended for after-school tutorial in Reading, Language, Math and Science. Extended learning is offered to all students.
ETAC’s New Extended Learning Schedule Beginning January 8, 2018
REMINDER: The school day will be extended by 2 hours for ALL students beginning January 8, 2018 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday each week. Extended day programming provides students with more time for remediation, enriched learning, and social-emotional development. These extra hours also support working parents. Your children will be in a safe, engaging place and strengthening the Palmer’s Crossing Community. Please see our new extended learning schedule below:
Upon recommendation from Emergency Management all schools will be closed tomorrow, December 8, 2017, due to the Winter Storm Warning and the possibility of hazardous travel conditions.
National Cookie Day will be celebrated on Monday, December 4, 2017! Child Nutrition will have freshly baked chocolate chip cookies ready to eat in the cafeteria on this day. We are looking forward to celebrating National Cookie Day with our students and staff.
National Cookie Day 2017
The school day will be extended by 2 hours for ALL students beginning January 8, 2018 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday each week. Extended day programming provides students with more time for remediation, enriched learning, and social-emotional development. These extra hours also support working parents. Your children will be in a safe, engaging place and strengthening the Palmer’s Crossing Community. Please see our new extended learning schedule below:
The next P-16 Community Engagement Council meeting will be on October 12, 2017 at 5:30p.m. Please join us to discuss literacy concerns, strategies to help your children, and community activities planned for the future.
Our Annual Thanksgiving Lunch will be on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 1:45p.m.-
-12:20p.m. You will receive a letter soon to sign up to each lunch with your students during their
regularly scheduled lunch time. Please complete the bottom half and return by the date
ETAC Homecoming will be held November 10-16, 2017. We will kick off homecoming with Fall
Festival on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 5:30-7:30p.m. We will wrap up homecoming with
our annual Homecoming Parade at 2:00p..m, Coronation of the Royal Court immediately after,
followed by ETAC Tigers vs. Petal at 5:00p.m.
Please join us for our next P-16 Community Engagement meeting on October 12, 2017 at 5:30p.m. We will share updates regarding school improvement goals, student achievement, and address your concerns. Our council is only as strong as our parental involvement. Please mark your calendars and join us as we continue to “Strive for Better” at Earl Travillion Attendance Center!
Students will take school pictures on Friday, September 1st. Order packets will be sent home next week. Please make sure students are in their school uniform for their fall picture. Thank you in advance!