It is hard to believe we have already completed one quarter of the spring semester. As the year moves along, it is extremely important that students work diligently to complete all of their assignments and take the time to thoroughly study for all of their exams. For some students, the notion of studying can be a difficult task because they do not know how to do it effectively. Studying is more than simply looking over notes. It involves taking the time to reread text, reexamine notes, and to practice problems. Some students compile all of their information to create study guides or make flash cards. Regardless of the tool used, it is critical that students take the time to review especially given the cognitive demands of the Common Core State Standards.
To further assist students with their academic efforts, we have recently begun our after school tutoring and intervention program. Participating students receive additional support in the core content areas from our dedicated teaching staff. It is my hope that all students who need the support take advantage of this excellent opportunity. The after school program is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 3:10 until 4:10 p.m. and will operate through the end of May. Late buses will be available for students who qualify.
For enrollment information, please contact your child's respective grade level counselor or Mrs. Taylor, our assistant principal in the counseling office. As a reminder, you can always check your son or daughter's progress by accessing our online grading system, Jupiter Grades and by checking their agenda on a daily basis.
Please remember to calendar our annual spring parent conferences, which will take place on Thursday, March 27, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. In addition to meeting with your child's teachers and counselor, we have also planned parent meetings for students in grades 6 and 8. Both meetings will review culmination requirements and student expectations. Further information concerning the meetings will be forthcoming.
Finally, the 5-week progress report will be hand carried home Tuesday, February 18. If you have specific concerns or questions, please remember teachers have a dedicated conference period each day. Problems and concerns can only be solved when open lines of communication are maintained.
Thank you for your continued support and dedicated. I look forward to a very successful remainder of the school year.
Dodson Class of 1992