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MC2 STEM High School Family Weekly Notes: 02/18/2019

February 17, 2019

MC2 STEM High School

Family Weekly Notes: 02/18/2019





“If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.”

-Barack Obama


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!


Attendance Understandings

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