Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday vacation.
I am very excited to be back in session. As you can see we have many new faces and some additional classrooms! We have separated grades 3 and 4 and 5th and 6th as well. Emma and Maren, our newest additions to TIDE are very excited to join the team and help with the middle grades. I wanted to go over a few updates and reminders just so we are all on the same page this January.
- Excused vs Un-excused Absences
At TIDE we want to promote a flexible education that caters to traveling families and students with other priorities. This means if a family wants to travel or a students needs to compete in another country we allow this time excused AS LONG as the parents inform the administration two weeks before the planned absence. The student is then responsible for collecting and completing the necessary work while they are absent. When the student returns the work is expected to be completed, if the work is not completed the student MUST stay after school to finish the scheduled work. All students that are excused from school for more than a week will be required to fill out the new TIDE TRAVEL form when they return as well!
When a student is sick they need to bring in a Doctors note or medical form saying that they were unable to attend school, if such paperwork is not presented to the administration the day miss is an un-excused absence.
In summary all days are excused that have given the administration two weeks noticed and the student has informed his or her teachers. If a student does not inform the administration of a future absence this day is un-excused unless a Drs note or medical form is presented to the administration.
- Cell Phone Use
Cell phones are still and have always been prohibited in class. Students are to give all cellphones to the front desk at the beginning of the day. If this is not done, Ali will collect them while doing attendance at the beginning of the day. Please respect the rules of the school and remember if you need to reach your son or daughter the TIDE office number is: 4702-8795
- Enrichment Activities!
After school classes have begun! PLEASE bring in the sign-up form so we know what classes you are taking. If you have not signed up for any classes but you are staying afterschool you will be kept in study hall with Katie. These forms are necessary to take the classes!
- Parent Teacher Meet and Greet!
Thursday the 26th we will have a Parent/Teacher Meet from 2:30-3:30. We invite all parents to attend to meet the teachers and staff of TIDE.
As always if you have any concerns or questions about the classes your child is taking please let us know! We want to cater to each child’s needs the best that we can!