October 3 8th Grade Term 1 Concert @ COHS
October 4 Girls Volleyball v. Albiani, 4:15 pm
October 6 Girls Volleyball v. Rutter, 4:15 pm
October 6-7 Minimum Days, End of Term 1, School is from 8:20 am to 12:35 pm
October 11 Girls Volleyball @ Smedberg, 4:15 pm
October 12 Student of the Month Lunch
October 12 Parent Advocacy Workshop, 5:00-5:45 pm
October 12 Back to School Night, 6:00-7:00 pm
October 17-21 Bring Your Parent to Lunch Week (Lunch Schedule below)
October 18 Girls Volleyball Round 1 Playoffs, 8th GRADE ONLY, @ Albiani, Rutter, 4:15 pm
October 19 PSAT: 8th graders and any 7th graders taking the PSAT will report at 8:20. All other students report at 12:00 PM.
October 19 Girls Volleyball Round 2 Playoffs, 8th GRADE ONLY, @ Pinkerton, 4:15 pm
October 20 Girls Volleyball Round Championship, 7th/8th Grade, @ Toby; 4:15 pm
October 21-22 Seussical the Musical; Friday, 10/21: 7:00 pm Saturday, 10/22: 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm
October 25 Basketball Try-Outs Begin
October 28 Fall Festival
With summer coming to a close and fall just around the corner, the doors of countless schools across our nation will be opening and ushering in the start to another school year. In Elk Grove, roughly 62,000 students from pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) through 12th grade will be coming through our schools’ doors with excitement and determination to make this year a memorable experience. September is Attendance Awareness Month. Countless educational researchers across this country have pinpointed “school attendance” as a leading indicator for whether students are successful or not in our classrooms.
Research indicates that negative attendance trends begin as early as 4 years of age in pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) and often these patterns follow students as they matriculate through school. According to the Attendance Institute, students that are Chronically Absent (students missing 10% of school) in Pre-K are over five times more likely to continue this trend into kindergarten. This is a critical point to consider because the new Common Core Standards are built on the assumption of perfect attendance. Research shows that having students begin their academic lives with a commitment to being at school every day results in these students being more likely to continue these habits. Also, this research indicates that there is a clear correlation between student attendance and student performance in the classroom.
According to research from the Attendance Institute, “Missing as little as 5 days of school has a negative impact on GPA, test scores and graduation.” It is important to appreciate that regardless of the reason “why” a student is missing school does not change the impact on learning. This may cause the student to miss critical aspects of their academic development, and may ultimately lead them to not meeting key learning benchmarks as they matriculate through school. In fact, many educators now look to “reading on grade level in 3rd grade” as a key performance predictor for future academic success.
The importance of good attendance follows all students through their academic lives as they matriculate through all grades. As students reach middle school, research indicates that 67% of all course failures are the result of attendance issues. Furthermore, the research also shows that as little as 5-9 absences a semester can drop a student’s GPA from 3.0 to 2.7. Lastly, attendance is the number one predictor of dropout and graduation rates. The importance of strong attendance habits begin the moment a student enters school and follows them throughout their educational lives.
Please join Elk Grove Unified School District in making school attendance for all students a priority. Elk Grove Unified School District joins school districts across this nation in embracing this commitment to our students and celebrating Attendance Awareness Month Campaign on all our campuses during the month of September. Please discuss with your child the importance attendance has in every aspect of their life and most assuredly being present and prepared every day at school.
EVERY STUDENT/EVERY DAY.
General Use Tips:
All cell phones must be turned OFF before the tardy bell rings at 8:20 am, they are to remain off during school hours. This does not mean VIBRATE, it means OFF! Any phones that are used or ring during the school day will be confiscated.
Please remember that we require ID EVERY TIME a parent checks their child out of school. This is for the safety of the child. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this policy. Thank You.
Student Services Office:
I Brought My Parent To Lunch!
September S.O.T.M - "Welcoming"
Wolf Pack "Throwback" Dance
PBIS: Amazing August Students
2016/2017 EPMS Staff
Seussical Jr. is Coming!
Box Tops for Education
The Science Dept needs you!
Week of September 26th
Week of October 3rd
On Wednesday, October 19th we will be administering the PSAT to all 8th grade students during their 1st period classes. We will use a Reverse Minimum Day schedule. Click the appropriate grade level of your student for more information. (7th Grade) (8th Grade)
Extended Day • Term 1
Our computer lab is now open every morning from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM. If your child is a bus rider, gets here early, or needs to access a computer, they may go to room MC 12 (on Thursdays it’s MC 10). Students can use this time to work on homework, get help from a teacher if needed, use the computer, or print an assignment. The computers must be used for school related tasks. We hope this will& provide an additional resource at school if your child needs it.
Adopt Our Wolves
In the current economic environment many of our parents and community members have asked if there is a way to give back to our school. In response to such generous requests we have established the “Ad ...more