With the new year comes a reminder about the importance of attendance at iLEAD Agua Dulce. Because we are a project-based school, attendance is vital. Project-based learning requires collaboration, discussions, working in cohorts, and research. In addition, the facilitators confer daily with small groups in the areas of math and reading to ensure our learners are reaching their academic goals. These are all valuable components that cannot be made up with worksheets and will impact learning progress and grades if your child misses frequently.
In addition, when a learner is absent it has a significant impact on our school budget. As a public school, our funding is dependent upon each day the learners are present for school. Thousands of dollars were lost this past semester due to numerous absences. These funds could have gone to programs to further enhance learning at iLEAD Agua Dulce, hiring specialized facilitators for music and foreign language, or to support other areas of our program. Missing just one day can have an effect. With the exception of illness, we strongly encourage you to bring your child to school each day for optimum learning and academic and social success.
If you know your child will be missing three or more days of school, please arrange with your child’s facilitator and the iLEAD Agua Dulce office for your child to placed on Independent Study.
Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of iLEAD Agua Dulce’s educational philosophy and approach. They say communication is key, but if we lack understanding in our relationships and interactions, how can we ever hope to truly, clearly communicate? This week, we’re examining Habit #5: Seek First to Understand,
Please make sure to utilize the Valet at the lower lot for drop-off and pick up. The parking lot is for drop-off of classroom pets or learners who arrive after 8:45 a.m. The congestion of cars on the upper lot is unsafe for our learners and staff. We appreciate your support!
Our learners are working alongside a professional mural artist who to transform our Creation Station shed into a place where our learners can tap into their imagination and artistic skills. Our learners are loving the process of learning hands-on about the art of muralism.