New Attendance and Tardiness Policy
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The Stanwood-Camano School District has changed their attendance and tardiness policy to align to the updated RCW 28.A.225.020. It is important that you understand our school policies and procedures, as well as Washington State Law, to ensure your child is successful in school. State law for mandatory attendance, called the Becca Bill, requires children from age eight (8) to seventeen (17) to attend a public school, private school, or a district-approved home school program. Children that are six (6) or seven (7) years-old are not required to be enrolled in school. However, if parents enroll their six (6) or seven (7) year-old, the student must attend full-time. Youth who are sixteen (16) or older may be excused from attending public school if they meet certain requirements. More information can be found at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=28A.225.
At Twin City Elementary we have established the following rules on attendance that will help you ensure your student is attending regularly. You can find a detailed version of our attendance procedures and policies in the Student Handbook, which can be found at our school website tceweb.stanwood.wednet.edu or you can request a copy of the handbook from our office staff.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.
- Prepare for school the night before, finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
- Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required immunizations.
- Don’t let your student stay home unless they are truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
- Avoid appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
- Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.
- Keep track of your student’s attendance. Missing more than 9 days could put your student at risk of falling behind.
- Talk to your student about the importance of attendance.
- Talk to your students’ teachers if you notice sudden changes in behavior. These could be tied to something going on at school.
- Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs.
We miss your student when they are gone and we value their contributions to our school. We would like you to help ensure that your student attends regularly and is successful in school. If your student is going to be absent, please notify the school in writing or contact Joan Andrews or Laurie Spoelstra in our office at 360-629-1270.
Dot Day - September 15th
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The staff and students and Twin City will be working on increasing our growth mindset this year. The first schoolwide activity is based on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The students have all read the book with their teacher and discussed the main idea, "Make Your Mark and See Where It Takes You." Taking the first step and trying something new often leads to growth and discovery you didn't know was possible. The students are working on creating a piece of art that demonstrates their growth mindset. Artwork will be displayed in our hallways for all to enjoy.
On September 15th we will celebrate Dot Day at Twin City Elementary. Students are encouraged to dress is dots and share their thinking about growth mindset with their families. For more information about The Dot visit the website at http://www.peterhreynolds.com/dot/index.html.