Steere Farm Elementary School
Heading into the 2021/2021 School Year! Believe it or not, the start of school is right around the corner! We are all planning and preparing for the new school year, and we are excited for what we hope is a "normal" year! As always, I will keep you updated to any changes as they occur. Our website will be undergoing some needed changes, so please check back often.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer - despite the rain! Enjoy the weeks ahead, and keep reading!!
Safety is a Top Priority! Steere Farm will continue to stay vigilant with regards to school safety each and every day. We will continue our fire and lockdown drills, we will continue to check identification of all who enter our school.
The Importance of Attendance School attendance is super important to the academic achievement of our students. The school year is 180 days, and if a student is absent 18 days, he or she has missed 10% of the school year! That's a lot of time! That's 18 days of missed instruction, hands-on experience, and important discussion about learning. Absences should be used for illnesses, which are inevitable. While family vacations are great fun, missing school immediately puts students behind. Please plan vacations for times when school is not in session - this will help our kiddos to stay on track!
What do we mean by Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn? These are our school rules. We are a Positive Behaviors and Instructional Supports (PBIS) school, and we work to highlight positive behaviors in order to change negative behaviors. Our students earn SuperStar tickets throughout the various areas of the school, and they can use those tickets to "purchase" small items or activities each week. There is a home matrix as well, so that our families can use these same structures in the home.
Wright's Farm Wright's Farm has been our business partner for 23 years, and we are so grateful and appreciative for all they do for our students and staff! Our greatest thanks to Wright's Farm for so many years of support!