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While September is Attendance Awareness Month, our district's pledge is to create a culture of attendance every day, every month. We know that achievement and student success is inextricably linked to attendance. Your school district leadership and staff are dedicated to ongoing communication, support and encouragement around the importance of showing up. The most important thing we can do for our children to be successful in life is to get them to school every day and every day on time.

Here's why:

  • In the elementary years, children who miss school are more likely to struggle academically and, in later years, to dropout entirely
  • In the secondary years, attendance is the No. 1 predictor of dropout and graduation rates
  • Attendance is a top indicator of being on track for graduation and for college and career readiness
  • Nearly 67% of course failures were attributed to low attendance

Every year, thanks to our partnerships, we strive for continuous attendance improvements. With you on our team, we are recovering valuable learning time for our students. Thank you for your dedication all year long. Together we are making a difference!

ATTENDANCE: EVERY STUDENT, EVERY DAY!

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Dear Parents,

Please join us for our 2018-19 DELAC Meetings! This year we will be meeting at the new Quartz Hill Library. Connect with other parents in the district, and keep informed about the EL Program. Get a library card, check out books, and enjoy all the benefits our new public library has to offer you and your family. Meetings are 10:00-12:00 at the Quartz Hill Public Library. 5040 W. Ave M-2.

1. Friday, September 14, 2018

2. Friday, November 2, 2018

3. Friday January 11, 2019

4. Friday, April 12, 2019

5. Friday, May 24, 2018

(Location for May 24

to be determined)

Estimados Padres,

Por favor, acompanenos a las reunione de DELAC 2018-2019. Comite asesor del Distrito de Padres De Estudiantes APrendiendo Ingles.

Este año, nos estaremos reuniendo en la nueva biblioteca de Quartz Hill. Haga conexiones con otros padres en el distrito e infórmese del programa para los aprendices de ingles. Obtenga una tarjeta para la biblioteca, saque libros, y

disfrute de los beneficios que la biblioteca publica tiene para ofrecerle a usted y su familia. Hora: 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

(mismo horario para todas las fechas) Lugar: Quartz Hill Public Library Dirección: 5040 West Avenue M-2, Quartz Hill, CA

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Did you know that students at Del Sur, and across all of the Westside School District, have 24 hour a day access to reporting issues they are having at school or on the bus? Through the app, they can anonymously alert administration about behavior issues, concerns about a friend doing self-harm, or anything that may be interfering with focusing on school. Download the Stop It! app from your app store and use the code "dragons2" to complete the set up.

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Your school is partnering with the Supporting Antelope Valley Education Foundation (SAVE) in the thirteenth annual Antelope Valley Rubber Duck Race sponsored by the Palmdale West Kiwanis Club. This year's event will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Dry Town Water Park. Your school is a "Duck Buddy" for this event. This means that for each duck that is adopted $2 will go directly to your school. The remaining proceeds go to the Supporting Antelope Valley Education Foundation ($1) and the Palmdale West Kiwanis Club ($2), benefiting youth organizations throughout the Antelope Valley. Each duck adoption earns the adopter a chance to win fabulous prizes including a $1000 Sam's gift card, a $700 Home Depot gift card, a $500 Walmart Gift Card, a $450 Sports package, a $400 Best Buy gift card, and a chance to win $1,000,000.

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Join the AVC Junior Touchdown Club

Membership open to all Boys and Girls from Kindergarten through 8th Grade for just $10. Membership includes:

 Goody Bag

 Membership Card

 Free Admission to ALL 2017 Regular Season AVC Football Games (w/Card)

 Support WAVE

 Support AVC Football

Junior Touchdown Members get a FREE Hamburger or Hot Dog Combo with their membership card at the Tailgate Party on September 23rd at 4:00 PM at the AVC. Additional food will be available for purchase with profits going to WAVE and AVC Football. Football game starts at 6:00. Thank you to the Marroquin Family for sponsoring this event.

Fliers with information about how to register will be sent home with your child. You can also download and print the flier here.

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Del Sur has SPIRIT! We show school spirit by wearing themed tee shirts on three days each week. Participation is optional, but if you have these shirts in a drawer, join us on the right day to show off your pride. We wear our tee shirts to celebrate our annual theme, AVID's college readiness theme, and school mascot pride Tuesday = theme day. This year, our theme is scientists, so wear a shirt that celebrates science shirt on Tuesdays. Wednesdays, wear a college shirt to support our AVID program. Fridays, wear a Del Sur shirt to show off your Dragon pride. Finally, we still love our old super hero theme, so feel free to wear those on Tuesdays if you don't have a science shirt ready.

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Parents/Guardians, Education Code (EC) 48980 et seq. requires school districts to notify parents and guardians of their rights and responsibilities at the beginning of the academic year. Your signature on the Student Information - Annual Updates form sent home with your student is your acknowledgement that you've been informed of your rights. Please return the Annual Updates form to your child's school promptly.

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Thank you to all of our parents, students, and staff who made it possible for Del Sur to earn Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation. WASC's website describes the accreditation as "a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools (1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning and (2) clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement." Earning accreditation is a rigorous process that included work from dedicated supporters of the school and is something that we can all be proud of.

Del Sur School - Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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Attendance is Important

  • In the elementary years, children who miss school are more likely to struggle academically and, in later years, to dropout entirely
  • In the secondary years, attendance is the No. 1 predictor of dropout and graduation rates
  • Attendance is a top indicator of being on track for graduation and for college and career readiness
  • Nearly 67% of course failures were attributed to low attendance
  • Read more about Attendance is Important

    Spirit Wear Schedule

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    Science/Math Shirt

    Wed

    AVID or College Shirt

    Fri

    Del Sur Spirit Wear

    Character Development Focus Skills

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    Del Sur School is located in the northwest portion of the Antelope Valley at the intersection of 90th Street West and Avenue H. Our enrollment as of August 4, 2017 consisted of approximately 825 students in grades K-8. This school is operated as a K-8 school with a principal and a vice-principal.

    The educational program at Del Sur is framed by state guidelines and tailored by administrators, teachers, and parents working together to establish school priorities. The School Site Council helps coordinate school activities and generate the School Improvement Plan for students. Our English Language Acquisition Committee helps provide input and direction for our students. Students are rewarded for academic achievement, attendance, and for citizenship.

    Focusing on the positive helps to improve the total school climate at Del Sur School, we utilize John Wooden's Pyramid of Success to help motivate our students.Del Sur School continues to ensure that student learning is a priority through student engagement, the use of learning objectives, data, and professional development to enhance learning strategies including the AVID program, Project Lead The Way, and STEM . We also offer after school tutoring for grades 1-8, enrichment programs for all grades, and a Latino Literacy program for ELL parents. We are a true middle school and elementary school operating on the same campus.

    Many classrooms on campus utilize Google Classroom and technology is widely used by all grade levels. We are proud of our school wide garden, that students, staff and the greater community ave worked diligently together to create during the 16-17 school year. Students have the opportunity to join student clubs such as Interact, CJSF, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Dancing Feet. Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are encouraged to join our sports teams including: Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Track.

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