Posted October 5th, 2015 by J. Kasinger
Good afternoon Eisenhower community,
It has been a busy few weeks here at Eisenhower. Here are a few announcements from Eisenhower.
Homework Club Invites
As you know this year we started to offer students the opportunity to stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for extra help or a quiet place to complete their homework. We are thrilled that so many students are taking advantage of this opportunity.
Completing assigned homework is vital to preparing students for success on the assessments that they take. We have found that students that do not stay caught up with their homework do not do well on the assessments and find themselves with D or F grades in these classes. We want all of our students to be successful so in order to help our students continue to be successful, starting on Tuesday, October 13th each week we will be requiring students with 5 or more missing assignments to stay afterschool on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, until they are caught up. We will give students a letter on the last day of the week listing their missing assignments. We ask that they share this letter with you so that you can also be aware of their missing work. Receiving this letter the prior week gives the student the opportunity to complete the missing work over the weekend and to turn it in on the first day of the following week. Students that do not get caught up will be expected to attend Homework Club until they are up to date on their assignments. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this program.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please remember that due to parent / teacher conferences this week students have a ½ day of school on Thursday and do not have school on Friday. You should have received a letter in the mail confirming your time slot for the student-led conference. Please call the office on Monday if you did not receive this letter or do not have a conference scheduled. We would like to have 100% of our parents come in for parent and student conferences.
Emergency Closing Information
Due to a change in the Federal Communications Commission regulations, District 54 needs to receive permission to call your phones when school will be closed. You will not receive a phone call when we are closed due to weather.
School District 54 uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to communicate with our families and staff in a variety of ways. Specially, we use SchoolMessenger to call and email staff for weather-related closings.
If you would like to sign up for this service, please follow the directions in the attached letter.
8th Grade Explore Assessment- MARK YOUR CALENDAR
On November 18th, 2015 8th grade parents are invited to attend a parent presentation to get more information about the Explore assessment and general information about high school. The presentation will be given by support staff from the High Schools. This presentation for our parents will take place at Addams Junior High School. A separate presentation will be given from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm for Spanish speaking parents. The general presentation will be given from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
We hope that you have a great week! We are looking forward to seeing you at the parent / teacher conferences.
Steve Kern Brandon Todd
Principal Assistant Principal