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Have you ever given to an ADS annual campaign? Have you contributed to this year's 100 Partners in 100 Days campaign? Do you and your family volunteer at ADS community or PTO events throughout the year? From now until #GivingTuesday on November 28th we will be featuring current and alumni ADS stories of giving. Share your story today and we will recognize you in next week's Hoot either by name or anonymously! Let's hear your giving story!
Every 6 weeks, ADS submits attendance data to theTexas Education Agency to secure funding for theschool. The end of our first 6 week cycle ended on September 29th. At that time we averaged just over 95% attendance rate, which is a great place to be.
As we are heading into the traditional 'flu season' we want to make sure everyone continues to be vigilant about hand washing, coughing or sneezing into tissues, covering our mouths, and keeping students at home who have not been fever-, vomit-, and diarrhea-free for 24 hours.
We very much need to maintain that 95% attendance average (or higher) as our school depends on these funds to help support our school. More than funding, when students are at school consistently, they havethe maximum opportunity to learn, be a part of theschool and classroom community, and get all that they can from their year!
Our Assistant Principal, Amity Taylor, is sending out attendance notices every month for students who have 3 or more absences that month to remind families about the importance of school attendance. Additionally, cumulative attendances and tardies will be reported on your child's first trimester progress report that will go home right before Thanksgiving break. At that time, we will at the end of our 2nd six week period and I'll report again to compare our attendance average to the first 6 weeks to see how we did.