OUR PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE FOR MARCH 2010

Principal’s Message

Dear King Parents,

Congratulations!!  Because of your support and cooperation, our school’s attendance continues to be an outstanding 96.6%. Sending a note to school with your child when s/he returns to school stating s/he was ill or went to the doctor is a legitimate reason for being absent and counts towards the positive attendance count.

On Tuesday, February 24, 2010, Friends of King held its first meeting.  In attendance were students, parents, community members, teachers and administrators.  The primary purpose of the group is to raise money for the school.  Under the leadership of Mr. Tomas O’Grady, volunteer community member, the organization has received a non-profit status and is planning its first fund raiser. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.  If you are available to help, please plan on attending this meeting.

We look forward to seeing all parents on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at the student-led conferences from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The teachers will not be able to have an individual conference with you during this time; however, you will be able to sign up for an appointment to meet with the teacher at a later date.

We have clarified our graduation/culmination requirements for our eighth graders.  Students must pass all subjects in the 8th grade.  However, a fail in the fall semester can be counter-balanced by a mark of C or better in the spring semester in the same course.  In the event that a student’s only fail is in an elective class and he/she receives a mark of C or better in a different semester elective, that student’s culmination status will be reviewed by the Culmination Appeals Committee.  Also, students must not receive more than a total of two U’s (with no more than one in cooperation) on the final spring semester report card.  Finally, students must have a clear financial and discipline record.

During the month of April, Operation Hope, a non-profit organization will be at our school to teach our students about some important topics: Dignity, Basics of Banking and Budgeting, Checking and Savings, Credit, and Basic Investments.  All materials and instruction will be provided by Operation Hope at no cost to the school.

Picking up your children at dismissal on Fountain Avenue in front of the school continues to be a safety issue.  There are only two legitimate parking places for cars.  The rest of the street is painted red, which means no stopping or parking.  The only vehicles that can park there are school buses.  We are asking you to pick up your children on the side streets, Manzanita Street or Bates Avenue, or on Sunset Drive in back of the school.  The other option is to park one block further up the street on Fountain Avenue.  Your cooperation and support is needed to provide a safe pick-up place for your child.

It is only with your understanding and our working together that we can ensure the safety and academic success of our children.

Jeanne Yamamoto
Interim Principal            

COLLEGE STARTS AT KING!!