Payne Elementary – Paul Jones, Principal
The school year will be halfway over on January 17th. Believe it or not, that means Spring is right around the corner. Our staff and students will continue to work hard as we enter into the testing season. Schedules for this year’s testing will be forthcoming in the near future so stay tuned.
Payne Elementary will be holding the annual Spelling Bee in January for grades 5 and 6. Paulding Middle School will also be hosting
the Paulding County Spelling Bee on the 6th of February to see who will go on to the regional Spelling Bee in Ft. Wayne, IN.
It’s never too early to start thinking about Kindergarten registration. Information about this years Kindergarten registration will be in the February newsletter.
It is important for Ohio’s students to be in the classroom every day and ready to learn. Missing 10 percent of school days can make it
harder for students to learn to read and keep up in their classes. Absences also can be a sign that a student is facing a difficulty in school or is facing a non-academic barrier. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about themselves and create habits they can continue through their entire academic careers.
While students sometimes get sick or have medical appointments, missing any amount of school can be harmful to their learning.
WHEN DO ABSENCES BECOME A PROBLEM
-Excessive Absence = missing 38 or more hours of school in one month OR 65 or more hours in one school year with or without an excuse
-Habitual Truancy = 30 or more consecutive hours OR 42 hours in a month OR 72 or more hours in a year without an excuse
-Chronic Absence = missing 10 percent of the school year with or without an excuse.
HELP FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS ON ATTENDANCE
-Emphasize the importance of going to school every day.
-Discuss the importance of a regular bed time and a morning routine.
-Create a backup plan to get to school if your student misses the bus.
-Schedule medical appointments for after school hours if it is possible.
-Contact the teacher to find out what your child missed and make a plan to complete the work if your student must miss school because of illness.
-Seek advice from teachers, school counselors or other parents to make sure your student feels comfortable coming to school and is excited to learn.
-Keep track of all absences.
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