Attention 5th Grade Parents
Dear Parents/Guardians of Fifth Grade Students,
During the week of June 12th through June 16th students will participate in a Human Growth and Development class. This is part of the Everett Public Schools’ Health and Fitness Curriculum for fifth grade. Part of this class contains HIV/AIDS instruction.
Parent Informational Night: Monday, May 15th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Silver Lake Elementary Library
As a parent/guardian of a fifth grader, you will have the opportunity to view the materials used in this class. Silver Lake Elementary will have the materials available for your review the week of June 5th through June 9th in the office. In addition, parents/guardians may request to preview an informational video on HIV/AIDS, Human Growth and Development Curriculum. Silver Lake office personnel are available between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm to assist you in reviewing materials and/or previewing the informational video.
Should you wish to have your child excluded from this class, you must sign a Human Growth and Development Exclusion Form and/or an HIV/AIDS Exclusion Form by June 9th.
By state law, parents must view the HIV materials before they can have their child excluded from HIV instruction.
Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher or me at 425-385-6900 should you require additional information.
Attendance Procedure Update
Attending school each day is the first step to student success in school. Recognizing the importance of school attendance, the state legislature revised our state law RCW 28A.225 on compulsory school attendance.
Beginning March 27, 2017, the revised attendance procedure 3122P was implemented in all schools to establish and support consistent attendance practices districtwide for:
The revised and updated information for procedure 3122P will be included in the printed and online Student Responsibilities and Rights handbook and provided to students and parents for the 2017-18 school year.
Q. How does this change what I do?
A. If you call into our 24 hour attendance line and leave a voicemail message, you must then either:
1) send an email from the email account you have on file with us with all the required information to verify the absence
2) fill out our Excused Absence Form and submit to the office to verify the absence
3) send in a hand written note with all the required information on it to verify the absence
Q. So, even though I called in, I still have to send in a note in writing?
A. Changes were made by the state legislature in second substitute HB 2449 that concerns compulsory school attendance. The revisions are specific to the role and responsibility of the district concerning absenteeism and the resources available to assist students and families to correct absentee behaviors. These revisions to the procedures will help establish and support district wide processes for excusing and recording absences.
Q. What is “all the required information” I must include in this written notice?
A. Student name;
Student ID number;
Date(s) of the absence;
Reason for the absence;
Phone number where the note can be verified.
The principal (or designee) has the authority to determine if an absence meets the above criteria for an excused absence.
Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation and support as local and state law continues to evolve.
|Regular Hours||9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tardy bell: 9:15 a.m.
|Silver Lake Elementary School
12815 Bothell-Everett Hwy.
Everett, WA 98208
|Early Release||1 p.m. dismissal|
|Learning Improvement Friday||2:15 p.m. dismissal||CONTACT INFORMATION
425-385-6906 Health Room
Silver Lake Elementary School, in partnership with families and community, is dedicated to preparing each student for academic, social, and personal success through individualized, relevant, rigorous and engaging instruction.