ACADEMIC PLANNERS, LUNCH APPLICATIONS AND PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

ACADEMIC PLANNERS     

All King students will receive an “Academic Planner” for the 2009-2010 school year free of charge.  The planner represents a program at our school that will help our students better organize themselves.  Students are asked to carry their planners with them at all times. Daily assignments are to be written in the planner on a daily basis in order to keep parents informed of homework assignments, project due dates and the overall academic progress of their children.  The planner also serves as a ready source of information concerning our school’s programs and policies.  Within the planner you will find information regarding the Uniform Policy, Graduation Requirements, Student Behavior Code, Discipline, Parent Involvement Policy as well as the Acceptable Use Policy.  If a student’s planner is lost or stolen, it is the student’s responsibility to purchase another one for $5.00.  Students and parents are asked to read and sign the information provided on pages 7 or 8 (About Your Student Planner), 9 (Uniform Policy), 12 (Discipline), and 22 or 24 (Acceptable Use Policy) indicating they understand and agree to abide by our school policies.  Your cooperation is appreciated.  If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Mrs. Alvarado in the Title I/English Learner’s Office (323) 644-6743.


LUNCH APPLICATIONS
 
This school year all of our students will eat free, regardless of income level.  However, in order to receive meal tickets, all students must complete a meal application, with the exception of students who are directly certified. The Food Service Branch mailed lunch applications in June 2009. If you have misplaced your application, you may request another one from our Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Yvette Garcia (323) 644-6707. 

Please be aware that, Title I funding is dependent upon the amount of students who complete and return a meal application. In order to maintain our present amount of funds, we need to have 100% of our students complete and return a meal application. Title I funds supplement instruction and have played an important role in implementing our Apple 1 to 1 program in 6th grade.  We hope to expand the program to other grade levels.


PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

King Middle believes parents are an integral part of our schoolwide programs.  Parents are invited to become members of our:

Compensatory Education Advisory Committee – advises the principal on the use of Title I funds and the development of an effective educational program that will raise student achievement.

English Learner Advisory Committee – advises the principal on the implementation and evaluation of the English Learner’s program.

School Site Council – a decision-making council that annually reviews the school plan and develops a budget reflecting the needs and priorities at the school.

An orientation to these committees will take place in the Parent Center October 7, at 8:30 a.m. Elections to the committees will be held in the School auditorium on October 14, at 8:30 a.m.

Parents can also participate as volunteers providing services before, during and after school hours.

If you have any questions you may call the Title I/English Learner’s Office at (323) 644-6743.