Dear Parents/Guardians and Students
This year will be a continuation of all the success we had last year. Once again there are many changes to our school, some obvious and some not so apparent. We have a new entryway to the building as well as a newly resurfaced track. We have a new math curriculum and are offering two new classes this year in science – Engineering and Consumer Chemistry.
The biggest change is our integration of Response to Intervention in our school day. We added a few minutes on to the school day and restructured the class period. Homeroom is gone and now we have Extended Learning Time or ELT at the end of the day. This along with our Math support classes will allow us to give students all the help they need to be successful in middle and high school.
At school, there are only three things essential for success: show up; do your work; and be nice.
In order to succeed academically, attendance is key. State law requires students to attend school. School Board policy and this handbook outline when a student may be absent. Otherwise, students should be in class, on time, every period, of every day. If you are not present to learn, you will not be successful.
Completing school work on time is also important. This ensures that students are learning what they should, when they should. Students need to stay focused on education when they are here, try their hardest, and ask for help.
Finally, to create a good school climate, we must be nice to each other. In order for students to succeed it is important to have a safe and respectful school. Respect yourself, respect other students and staff, and respect the property of others. Bullying, harassment, and the endangering of others will not be tolerated.
With these things in mind I am certain we will all have a great year.
Aaron J. J. Engel
Middle & High School Principal
Auburndale School District