MC2 STEM High School
Family Weekly Notes: 02/18/2019
OUR MISSION: INNOVATING EDUCATION TO ENGAGE & ENRICH STUDENTS
“If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.”
MC2 STEM High School Communication
President’s Day – February 18, 2019
On February 18th, 2019, there is NO SCHOOL FOR ANYONE in honor of President’s Day. Enjoy your time off!
We’ve received many calls recently saying, “I received a call about my child being absent, but I know he/she is there!” I wanted to take a moment to explain why this is happening.
Students are not only expected to be in school, but they must be on-time and attend all of their classes. Attendance is taken daily within the first 10 minutes of class. If a student has arrived tardy, and the attendance has already been recorded, the attendance system automatically makes calls informing you of their status. Once a tardy student has signed in, we will go in and change the absence to a tardy, however, often times this happens after the call has already gone out.
There is another factor at play. Students often come to the office and say, “I was here, I was just in the bathroom” or “I was in the hall” or “I was finishing breakfast” or another reason why they may not have been in a certain class. Teachers are reporting who is in their classroom, and if a student is not attending a class, this is still considered an absence and it does affect student attendance percentage.
The law requires school age children to attend school regularly. At MC2 STEM High School we expect ALL students to be in every class everyday and on time. Research proves that regular and punctual attendance in school is directly related to your child's success. Please help your child be successful by making sure they are in school everyday and on time unless they are sick, there is a family illness, or a death in the family.
Say Yes Mentor Challenge
Message from CEO Gordon:
This week I'd like to challenge all CMSD educators to think about becoming a mentor! As you know Say Yes to Education Cleveland is creating a community united to ensure children have the opportunity and the support to earn a postsecondary credential and contribute to a thriving city center and a robust regional economy. As educators we know mentoring is a critical component in helping support students in graduating from college and realize their dreams. My challenge to anyone with a college degree is to help our students, network with other professionals and become a mentor to a graduating senior. It's easy, just click on the link and fill the out the College Now online application by April 1st. www.collegenowgc.org/become-a-mentor . You will then have a 15 minute phone interview and an hour orientation. That's all it takes! I can personally share by connecting with your mentee via two emails a month two lives will be changed! I hope that you consider being one of the 1,100 mentors needed to support the 2019 graduates in our Cleveland community. Let's reach for the stars and hit the 400 mark from the CMSD community to become mentors for our 2019 graduates!
Click Here for details.
MOCHA Men's Leadership Summit and the Student Leadership Summit
Registration is still open for the 2019 Men of Color Shaping Academics Leadership Summit - it's not too late to be a part of this important and inspiring initiative! This free event will include breakfast, lunch, a keynote conversation hosted by Dr. Trent Mosley, and three informative and inspiring breakout sessions. We look forward to providing an opportunity for you to grow in your career and connect with prominent leaders of the District.
Deadline to register is Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Agenda for this Week
Monday, February 18, 2019
NO SCHOOL for Students or Staff
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Morning Staff STEM Minutes (8:10- 8:50)
GLSC (9) Regular Daily Classes
GE (10) Regular D