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A Note from Principal Cadotte
Monday, December 17, 2012 10:10 AM

Dear Families,
 
I want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the Burroughs family. We have a very special and close environment. With the end of each calendar year, it gives us a chance to reflect and look forward.
 
Of course, I could not do any of this without a dedicated and hardworking staff. Last summer and fall, they took on several days of staff development and have gone above and beyond to continually hone their skills. District curriculum is emphasizing new Focused Instruction and Curriculum Guides. There are extra layers of curriculum that we at Burroughs have implemented to provide your children with the best education possible. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by a wonderful staff. I am especially grateful to have Mr. Catchings at my side. Thank you all—families, students & staff—you’re the best!
 
Attendance Matters…Please view online important documents on attendance. Every day at the end of school the students hear me say, “I’ll see you tomorrow, on time, because attendance matters.” Not only is it important, but it is an expectation that your child attends school every day. It is equally important that they arrive on time. We have many students who arrive late and, for some, it is an almost daily habit. The first 20 minutes of the day are when teachers have announcements, go over the day’s schedule and develop community building. This is a very important time for students to be in school. In addition, we want to instill in our children good life-long habits. Being punctual is a highly valued characteristic for today and always.
 
For every absence you MUST call the Attendance Line at (612) 668-3288, even if you have talked to or emailed the teacher.  For extended absences (up to 5 days) for family activities, you must fill out and submit a Family Activities Form at least 10 days in advance.
 
ATTEND TO ACHIEVE ~ ATTENDANCE MATTERS
It is our policy: Every Student Attends School Every Day and Arrives On Time.
 
Thanks and have a wonderful and safe holiday season,
 
Mr. Cadotte