Regular attendance by students is vital to learning, and it impacts the amount of funding that local schools receive. Schools statewide lose millions of dollars each year due to student absenteeism. Parents whose children are absent or tardy should be sure to send a note to school including the reason for the absence. Schools are required by the state to track this information.
State education code says that a student absent from school without a valid excuse on three occasions or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period in a school day on three occasions in one school year is considered to be truant. At that point, parents receive letters from the school district notifying them of their obligation to make certain their children attend school. These letters state that parents who fail to meet this obligation may be subject to prosecution. Proper tracking of absences is dependent upon parental cooperation and can help parents to avoid receiving such notices.
One of the best ways to ensure student success is to encourage and support good attendance, but when tardiness or an absence is unavoidable, parents should remember to keep in close touch with their children’s school.
MS. HERON-ARCHIE - Principal's Message
We have already completed the first half of the 2014 - 2015 school year. The 90 days were filled with learning - for the students, parents, and staff. This year we are implementing instruction that aligns to the Common Core State Standards and reporting to parents in new ways. In December, new Achievement Reports were sent home with the levels indicating the students' current levels as they progress to the end of year standards.
I look forward to the second semester at Dominguez. I know that we will continue to provide all of our students with the high quality education they deserve. They will be challenged in new ways but will be supported by the amazing staff at Dominguez Elementary. I continue to be impressed by the dedication of the staff and parents. Together, we are making this the best elementary school in Carson!
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We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student.
Dominguez Elementary Calender
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Looking Ahead to March 2015:
March 5 Growing Educators (3-5)
March 5 LAUSD Administrator Cohort – Growing Educators
March 6 ELAC Meeting – Budget Development
March 8 Daylight Saving Time
March 11-12, 2nd Grade OLSAT Assessment
March 11 Spring Pictures
March 11 School Site Council – Budget Development
March 12 Growing Educators (3-5)
March 12 Principal and Perfect Attendance (K-2)
March 12 CCSS Parent Workshop (5th Grade)
March 13 Principal and Perfect Attendance (3-5)
March 16 Spring Emergency Drill/Radio Test
March 16 ELA Words Their Way PD (K-3), Network 412 Facilitator
March 17 Spring Child Abuse Training – Certification Forms Due
March 19 2015 Spring Alternate Emergency Drill (Lockdown)
March 20 4th Grade Trip to the Autry Museum
March 20 5th Grade Trip to Knott’s Berry Farm
March 23 SRLDP Enrollment Packets Available in the office
March 24 OLSAT Make-Up (2nd Grade)
March 24 Open House
March 26 Growing Educators (3-5)
March 27 Charitable Campaign Ends
March 27 Fun Run
March 30- Apr 3 Spring Break – No School
April 6 Cesar Chavez Day – No School