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#PSDProud

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Campbell McLendon, a 5th grade student at Eastside Elementary, competed in the World Dance Championships in New Jersey a few weeks ago. Campbell and her group won 2nd place in their category (9-11 Intermediate Small Group). 

World Dance Competition is by invitation only. Campbell and her group were invited to compete after winning First Overall at Regionals and Nationals. There were groups from 4 different continents that competed at Worlds. 

Congratulations Campbell! We are #PSDproud of you! 

 

#PolkProfessional

David & AmyDavid Robinson and Amy Brown, Polk School District's Human Resources department, received commendation from two former employees after working with them recently. 

Please read below: 

"Mr. Robinson and Ms. Brown are fantastic individuals and have shown nothing but the highest levels of professionalism and promptness attending to the needs of my wife and I.  

In addition, they have been extremely nice, very pleasant, and more than helpful every time we have talked to them. 

It is apparent that Mr. Robinson has high leadership skills and Ms. Brown is extremely knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to help and assist.  They make a great team."

We are proud to have them as part of our PSD family everyday! 

*Please click here to nominate a #PolkProfessional

Superintendent's Message

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Attendance Matters

September is Student Attendance Awareness Month.  All across the country, school districts are focusing on the urgent issue of student attendance.  Chronically absent students are found in every type of community - urban, suburban, and rural.  Poor attendance can also be found at all grade levels, and it typically starts with habits developed in the early grades. 

When students are chronically absent, the resulting loss of instructional time is substantial, and for many students, the academic consequences are negative.  Students who are chronically absent in the early years are less likely to be on grade level by third grade, more likely to have poor attendance in middle and high school, and are more likely to drop out of school.

Research indicates that missing as little as two days a month can get a student off track in their academic progress. All families want what is best for their children; however, sometimes we do not realize how absences can add up to academic problems. In order for our students to succeed, please join us in taking steps to tackle the attendance issue.  Listed below are a few things that we can do to encourage regular attendance with our students.

  • Make school attendance a priority: talk about the importance of school, maintain daily routines, try not to schedule routine appointments during the school day, and try not to allow students to stay home unless they are truly sick.
  • Communicate with the school: know the attendance policy and routinely check PowerSchool to keep an eye on attendance and grades.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting students to school if something comes up such as a missed bus or you are sick: call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.

Elementary Informational Handout                        
Middle-High School Informational Handout

Sincerely,

Laurie Atkins
Superintendent

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