A.J. West Elementary

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The Official Newsletter of A.J. West Elementary

Aberdeen School District

February 17, 2017

Mid-Winter Break Begins Friday

Mid-Winter Break begins Friday.  There will be no school for students Friday, February 17 through Tuesday, February 21.  School resumes for students at the regular time on Wednesday, February 22.

PTO Meeting is Wednesday

The A.J. West PTO meets Wednesday, February 22 at 5:15 PM in the A.J. West staff room.  All are invited to attend.

No After-School Program Next Week

There will be no Power Hour or after-school activities next week.  After-School Program will resume Monday, February 27.

Please Follow Traffic Rules When Picking Up or Dropping Off Students

Please observe traffic rules when picking up or dropping off students.  We have observed cars running stop signs, as well as illegal parking in front of and behind the school.  Please do not double park to pick up or drop off students.  This creates unsafe conditions for students, staff and families.  Please be aware that violators are subject to citations by the Aberdeen Police Department.

School Closure Alerts

With the winter weather upon us, it is important for parents to be able to get up-to-date information regarding school closures.  If you have not yet signed up for the FlashAlert system, you may do so by going to  www.flashalert.net and signing up for text and/or email messages regarding school closures and other alerts.  School closures and delays are also announced on local radio and television stations.

On-Time Student Arrival

Parents, please make sure students arrive on time for school.  School begins promptly at 8:30 AM every morning.  Please make sure that students are here before the bell.  All late students will be marked tardy.  Unless you have sent a note, have called, or have brought the student in, the tardy must be marked unexcused.  It is important to your child’s education that he or she is in school, and missing time from school is counterproductive to his or her academic success.  All absences must be excused, as well. Parents may call in to excuse absences at 360-538-2130.  Parents must call in each day that a student is absent.  In the event a student is absent, and there is no phone call from the parent, then the absence must be unexcused.  Please call by 9:00 AM to excuse an absence. Also, please be aware that breakfast is only served until 8:20 AM.  Students who arrive after that time will not be able to have breakfast.

The Aberdeen School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Jim Sawin, Title IX Coordinator and Civil rights Compliance Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2222; jsawin@asd5.org; Jean Prochaska, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2017; jprochaska@asd5.org.