Dear Leroy Families and Community,
Happy September! Seeing your eager learners return to school has been inspiring and so much fun. We are up and running in our daily routines and students are working incredibly hard!
There is no school for students on Monday, September 4th due to Labor Day, and no school for students on Tuesday, September 5th as it is a Teacher Work Day.
We will be offering Community Connects on Wednesday, September 13th at 8:00 am. Our goal with Community Connects is to foster connections between Leroy's parents, discuss upcoming events, and get more involved in the school community.
Our annual Family Game Night is coming up on Thursday, September 21st from 4:30-6:30. We hope that you join us for an evening full of games, dinner, and a whole lot of fun! A separate flier was sent home. This is a free event for families.
We will also be having our first Parent Group meeting on Monday, September 25th from 1:45-2:30pm. This is a great opportunity to get involved in volunteering, help plan and coordinate family events, and become a part of our Unified Improvement Plan group.
As a school, we learn about and celebrate a positive trait each month. During the month of September, students will learn about Self Awareness. This will be discussed in your child’s class Community Circle. Please ask your child about their class’s conversation. Teachers may also be looking for the student showing the trait of the Student of the Month. Students selected from each class will be celebrated at a whole school assembly each month. Parents of award recipients will be invited to attend the celebration.
In an effort to ensure a safe learning environment for students using web-enabled devices, the district will continue to utilize a web filtering service called GoGuardian. This service is automatically enabled any time students log into their school Google accounts, on any personal or district-issued device. Students are required to have their district-issued devices each day at school in order to access specific district programs. For more information about GoGuardian, please click here. GoGuardian also provides teachers with optional in-class instructional and web-filtering tools, if teachers are planning to use these tools they will communicate how these tools work directly with families.
We want to continue to highlight the importance of attendance. Attending school regularly has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. If your child will be absent from school, please call the attendance line at 720-972-5478. Absences due to testing positive for COVID will no longer be separate from your child’s allotted 10 days but will count as one of the 10 total excused absences the district allows during a school year. If your child’s attendance becomes a concern for the school, we will be reaching out to support you and your family in getting your child to school. As always, your child’s safety is our top priority. If your child is not at school and we do not have confirmation on his/her whereabouts we may ask the Northglenn or Thornton police department to do a well visit. This can be a frightening experience for everyone, so please make sure you communicate with the school when your child is absent. THANK YOU!
Please ensure that you are following traffic laws and safety precautions during drop off and pick up. We ask that you use the crosswalks and do not make U-turns in the middle of the street. Remind your child to use sidewalks and crosswalks. Drop off and pick up of students is along the curb only, so they don’t have to cross traffic other than at the crosswalk. Hug and Go lanes are located on the south side of the school and are meant for you to drop off your child quickly; if you want to park and walk them to class, you will need to do so in a designated area. Avoid picking up or dropping off students in the middle of the street and avoid parking within 15 feet of school crosswalks. As a reminder, students may be dropped off for breakfast at 7:35 and no earlier. We do not have supervision outside until 7:45 so please do not leave your child unattended any time there is no staff outside. We appreciate your cooperation to ensure the safety of all of our students.
It is Free and Reduced Application Time! Remember all families must reapply every year. All families are asked to apply for free and reduced benefits for the 2023-2024 school year. By applying for free and reduced benefits families receive assistance and they help their child's school too. Apply now for meal benefits for the 2023-2024 school year. Apply at www.adams12.org/myschoolapps.
Our Leroy website is full of helpful and up to date information and can be found at https://leroy.adams12.org/. To continue our commitment of clear and ongoing communication and partnership with our families, a monthly school-wide newsletter will be available electronically. Along with this communication, our website and Facebook page also have our latest “happenings'', and grade level information.
As a parent of a student at Leroy Elementary, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher who instructs your child. This is a requirement for all districts that receive Title I funds. Federal law allows you to request certain information about your student’s classroom teacher. The law also requires the district to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. Listed below is the information in which you have the right to ask for information regarding each of your student’s classroom teachers.
- Whether the Colorado Department of Education has licensed or endorsed your student’s teacher for the grades and subjects taught.
- Whether CDE has decided that your student’s teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
- The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
- Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraeducators provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
Please contact Adams 12 Human Resources Office at 720-972-4068 or HR-Human-Resources@adams12.org
ALP Timeline - In Adams 12 Five Star Schools, the K-8 Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) components will be available and communicated to parents through the Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal. Please be sure to work with your child’s teacher to complete their ALP by September 30.
We encourage you to contact us via phone or email with any questions, ideas, concerns, or compliments. Again, it is an honor and privilege to serve your children and we look forward to continuing our work together.
Have you had a chance to attend a Building Healthy Communities event? This year’s first event is on September 14th from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Educational Support Center (1500 E. 128th Ave). Join us for a showing of Screenagers Under the Influence, a documentary that examines how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and its effects on substance use. This film explores strategies to encourage healthy decision-making and support teen mental health. Learn more about our teens’ current reality of being flooded by images on social media, movies, and TV shows about vaping, drugs, and alcohol. The main focus of the evening will be identifying practical solutions for keeping our teens safe in a changing world.
You can learn more about the event and register here.
Please see attached Community Flyers