September 2022 Newsletter
Dear Leroy Families and Community,
Happy September! Seeing your eager learners return to school has been inspiring and so full of joy. We are up and running in our daily routines and students are working incredibly hard! Teachers will be assessing students after the Labor Day holiday on Tuesday, September 6th. Please bring your child at the scheduled time (your child’s teacher will share more information in an upcoming communication). This is not a regular school day but does count as an attendance day. This information is important as teachers form literacy groups and plan math interventions.
We will be offering two Coffee with the Principal meetings most months throughout the school year. A Spanish meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1st from 8:00-8:30 a.m. and the English will be on Wednesday, September 7th from 8:05-8:35 am on the patio area outside the library doors. We will be discussing our school improvement plans and what it means to be a Title school. We look forward to sharing coffee and pastries with you!
We will also be having our first Parent Group meeting on Thursday, September 15th from 2:15-3:00pm. 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.
Please join us for a hot dog dinner and Back to Night on Wednesday, August 31st from 5:00-6:30pm. There will be tables set up for Nutrition Services, Family Liaison (resources/volunteer opportunities), and Mental Health. You will also have two options to hear from your child’s teacher. If you have more than one child you will be able to attend up to two teachers' presentations. Families that visit each station will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Here is the schedule:
- 5:00–5:30 Session 1
- 5:30-6:00 Session 2
- 5:30-6:30 Dinner (in back of school)
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 for 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 were fortunate to be able to purchase new picnic tables where students will be able to have lunch outside on weather permitting days. This will begin taking place soon so please keep that in mind on warmer days. Students can wear a hat to protect them from the sun if they would like.
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!
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 2021-2022 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 2022-2023school 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 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 Robyn Werpy in the Adams 12 Human Resources Office at 720-972-4058 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive any of this information.
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.