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Check out our great new student resource, Newsela.
 
Newsela has the
"most relevant and interesting nonfiction content, including daily news articles, famous speeches, primary sources, and biographies. Every article is written at 5 different reading levels, making it easy for an entire class to read the same content at a level that’s just right for each reader."
 
This tool will help students to not only understand more of our world, but also to help them comprehend and think critically about everything they read and hear.
 
Parents also have the ability to create an account and then assign articles to their student, watching their reading comprehension improve over time. Follow these instructions closely to set up the parent account: https://goo.gl/dLY48Z
 
If you have any questions or need any help, please email our Newsela support person, Becky Safarik (bsafarik@pusdk12.org).

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This is a GREAT LIST of questions to ask your students when they come home at the end of the day. They can be found at: Simple Simon and Co.

  1. What was the best thing that happened at school today?  (What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)
  2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.
  3. If you could choose who would you like to sit by in class?  (Who would you NOT want to sit by in class?  Why?)
  4. Where is the coolest place at the school?
  5. Tell me a weird word that you heard today.  (Or something weird that someone said.)
  6. If I called your teacher tonight what would she tell me about you?
  7. How did you help somebody today?
  8. How did somebody help you today?
  9. Tell me one thing that you learned today.
  10. When were you the happiest today?
  11. When were you bored today?
  12. If an alien spaceship came to your class and beamed up someone who would you want them to take?
  13. Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?
  14. Tell me something good that happened today.
  15. What word did your teacher say most today?
  16. What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?
  17. What do you think you should do/learn less of at school?
  18. Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?
  19. Where do you play the most at recess?
  20. Who is the funniest person in your class?  Why is he/she so funny?
  21. What was your favorite part of lunch?
  22. If you got to be the teacher tomorrow what would you do?
  23. Is there anyone in your class that needs a time out?
  24. If you could switch seats with anyone in the class who would you trade with?  Why?
  25. Tell me about three different times you used your pencil today at school.

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 If there are any changes to your existing records, please print and complete the appropriate forms below and send them with your student to the Main Office.

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When checking your student out of school, please assure the following requirements:
  1. an authorized person must be physically present OR
  2. a handwritten and signed note by an authorized person must be given to the attendance office (no email, no phone calls)
  3. checkouts must occur BEFORE student leaves, NOT after the fact

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While students are highly discouraged from missing school for reasons other than illness, family emergencies or special events sometimes necessitate travel out of the area. In order to avoid penalties for missing class for these reasons, students must contract to do work during the period of the absence. Pre-Informed Independent Study Contracts must meet strict California State guidelines in order to result in excused absences. You can find out about the requirements for Short Term Independent Study here.