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    Bel Aire News Flash
    March 21, 2018
     
    An Important Note Regarding Attendance
     
    Principal's Letter
    Dear Parents:
     
    As we enter our final trimester, I would like to remind families that regular, on-time attendance is important for all students.  In reviewing Bel Aire attendance rates thus far, I was disappointed to see that absences have doubled in our second trimester.
     
    Schools are required to track attendance and communicate this information with families.  You can see a record of your child's absences on his/her report card. Report cards were recently mailed home and are also available online via Alma, our student information system.
     
    All students are expected to attend school on a consistent and on-time basis. If your child is going to be tardy, absent, or leave school early for any reason, please be sure to email (belaireattendance@reedschools.org) OR call (415-388-7100 extension #4) and notify the office. It is important to note that even when parents report absences, only those due to to illness, medical appointments, religious observances, and/or family emergencies are excused.
     
    In accordance with California Education Code, a student who accumulates 3 full days and/or more than 30 minutes on any 3 days of unexcused absences, is considered truant.  These notices are being mailed to families this week.

    For additional information about RUSD policies related to attendance and truancy please refer to Board Policy 5113 and Administrative Regulation 5113 (Absences and Excuses) and Board Policy 5113.1 and
    AR 5113.1(Chronic Absence and Truancy).
    Speaking of Attendance . . .
    Religious holiday observance is an excused absence, but please remember to let us know so that we can update our records!

    24/7 Reporting Methods: 
    Attendance Line: 415-388-7100 X4 or

    Please Don't Send Sick Kids to School

    5th Grade Parents:
    Preparing for Life at Del Mar
    March 29, 8:30-9:30am
    BA SDR
     
    Please join Bel Aire and Del Mar administrators March, 29, 8:30 am, for a Principal's Coffee.
     
    We plan to give a preview of 6th grade at Del Mar, while more importantly, surfacing questions and fears parents have about their students beginning their middle school careers.
     
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Lexie Cala
     
    PTA News
     
    Last Call:
    Last chance to order birthday books: Deadline to order is Saturday, March 31, 2018.  This is a great way to recognize your child's birthday and support our school library!    Questions?  Contact Brei Tobin at bktobin@gmail.com 
     
    Deadline to order yearbooks is approaching fast!  Be sure to capture memories of your student's 2017-18 year!    Contact cecilia@carrier.vg with any questions.  
     
    Use Birthday and YearBooks link to place your order for both Birthday Books and/or Yearbooks! Thank you for supporting the PTA!


    District News:
    Empathy + Authority: A Balanced Approach to  Parenting
    Date:        Thursday,  March 22,  7:00-8:30pm
    Location:   Bel Aire Staff Development Room
    RUSD parents Noah and Stacey Kempler will discuss:
    *    Developing empathetic parenting skills,
    *    Creating structure and consistency in parenting,
    *    Fostering responsibility and accountability, and 
    *    Combining empathy and authority for a balanced approach to parenting.
     
    PTA in Action!
     
    On a recent field trip to the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, fifth graders experimented with dry ice and watched it change directly from a solid to a gas -sublimation - without going through a wet liquid stage.
     
     
    Save the dates: April 25-28
    Mary Poppins at Del Mar. 
    (Tickets available soon.)
     
     
    PTA covers the cost of field trips, assemblies, parent education events, library books and so much more!  Please join the PTA by clicking here:   Join the PTA              
     

     

     

     

    WE ONLY NEED 125 MORE FAMILIES 
    TO REACH OUR PARTICIPATION GOAL!

                                                                                                                                 

         

     HELP US WRAP UP THE FAMILY GIVING CAMPAIGN

    AND MEET OUR $2 MILLION COMMITMENT TO RUSD

     

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