3914 W. Tapps Drive E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Fax (253) 891-4572
(Principal Update sent October 5, 2015, via school messages)
Dear Crestwood Families:
Recent surveys have shown that 1 in 10 children in U.S. schools have chronic absenteeism. Sumner School District has made a conscious decision to focus on attendance this year. If children do not attend school on a regular basis, they miss out on fundamental reading and math skills. Research has shown that missing too much school, whether excused or unexcused, has negative consequences on academic achievement. Chronic absence as early as Pre-K can lead to that student being less likely to read proficiently and at grade level when they reach the 3rd grade. Students with excessive absenteeism also miss out on building a habit of good attendance that can carry through high school and college.
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Highly Capable Program Referrals for Kindergarten Students
The period for referring Kindergarten students into the Highly Capable program is September 30 – October 15. Complete the Kindergarten Referral Packet located on the District Website and return to your child's teacher no later than 1:00 p.m. on October 15, 2015.
Once a Kindergarten student has been identified as Highly Capable, they will begin to receive services January 2016. Highly Capable Kindergarten students will be served at their home school in their current Kindergarten classroom. Once a Kindergarten student enters into the Highly Capable program they will remain being served in a highly capable capacity for grades 1 and 2. Beginning in grade 3, Highly Capable students will be served in an all-day program at a district-designated elementary school. Transportation will be included.
Visit the District Website to learn more about Highly Capable Program opportunities that best support student growth and learning.
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