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Empowering Youth Family Festival

Westside Union School District families are invited to Joe Walker Middle School on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for the Third Annual Empowering Youth Family Festival. You will receive information about health and wellness, safety, and activities available in our community now and for the summer months. This will be a very fun and well attended event with activities for children to enjoy while touring the festival. This year we are proud to have the Los Angeles Public Library, Museum of Art and History, the YMCA, and the Fire Department at the festival. You will enjoy performances throughout the event by Quartz Hill Karate, Dancing Feet, the Hillview Cheerleaders, and Ballet Folklorico Dancers. Raffle Prizes will be given and Food vendors will have items for purchase.

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Your school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions about it. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child's school.

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

This is an anonymous survey. It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data. You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you. Simply skip any such questions.

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PUBLIC EDUCATION NOTICE:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LEAD IN YOUR DRINKING WATER

Westside Union School District found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some buildings. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and children 6 years and younger. Please read this notice closely to see what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water.

PLEASE NOTE THAT POSTING OF THIS NOTICE WAS REQUIRED DUE TO RESULTS FROM SAMPLES TAKEN ON 9/25/2018.

IN SUBSEQUENT TESTING ON 11/27/2018, 100% OF SAMPLE RESULTS WERE BELOW ACTION LEVELS.

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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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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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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
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    Spirit Wear Schedule

    Tue

    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.