On behalf of the School Board and myself, I would like to welcome you and your children to a new school year. We are excited to once again have the opportunity to provide a quality education to your son/daughter.
As we do each year, we want to remind you that good attendance plays an important role in the academic success of your student. Below are some items (from www.nps.k12.va.us) that you can do to encourage your student to be in attendance everyday:
What Parents Can do to Ensure Great Attendance in Our Middleton Schools?
Talk It Up: Attending school regularly is your child’s number one responsibility. Please reinforce that expectation frequently, and discuss how school attendance affects your child’s ability to achieve success in school, to graduate on time and to prepare for a bright future.
Walk the Talk: Schedule vacations or recreational activities for weekends or breaks. Even if your child appears to be doing well in school, allowing him or her to miss class for discretionary reasons sends the wrong message.
Sound the Alarm: Tardiness disrupts the learning process for your child and others in the class. Set the clock and make sure your child arrives at school on time.
Pencil it In: Do not book routine appointments such as physical or dental cleanings during school hours. Try after school or during breaks in the school calendar.
Check that Balance: Monitor your child’s attendance online through Family Access. If you do not already have access to Family Access, please contact your school.
Make a Report: If your child must miss school for illness or an emergency, alert the teachers and make arrangements to complete missed assignments or homework.
Present and Accounted for: Make sure your child’s school has up-to-date contact information for you, including phone numbers and address.
The Best Medicine: Students should not come to school if they are truly ill. Consult your health care professional or the school nurse for guidance.
Listen and Learn: If your child seems reluctant to attend school, listen for issues such as bullying or struggles with class work. Emphasize that you understand and will help, but that avoiding school does not solve problems. It creates more problems. Loop in your child’s teacher(s). School counselors also can be a tremendous help in working through issues that are causing stress for your child. Our school staff members are partners with you -- to ensure your child’s success.
The Middleton School District Patron Newsletter for August 2014 is now available. Information includes student registration, supply lists, fee schedule, Food Service registration specials, fee schedules, school calendar, school start-dismissal times, etc.
Upon application approval, backpacks and supplies can be picked up on August 16 at the Summer Alive Festival held at Hawthorn Park from Noon - 4:00pm OR August 17 at Canyon Springs Christian Church from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.
Proof of registration within the Middleton School District is required for pick up.
A registration receipt or class schedule is acceptable proof.
All fields are required. Up to four (4) students can be included on this form. Backpack to School Assistance Application
Your information on this form will be kept private and will not be shared with any third parties or anyone outside of the volunteers for this program; it is only for the purpose of making sure your child's needs are fulfilled as accurately as possible.
The Back-Pack to School Assistance Program is made possible by volunteers and community donations and support.