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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!


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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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Sun, Aug 26
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School Site Council Mtg
Room 5
Wed, Aug 29
Thu, Aug 30
Sat, Sep 1
Sun, Sep 2
Tue, Sep 4
Regular Board Meeting
Hillview Multipurpose Room (40525 Peonza Lane, Palmdale, CA 93551)
Wed, Sep 5
Thu, Sep 6
Fri, Sep 7
ASB Speeches
ACE Awards 1st-2nd
ACE Awards 3rd-4th
Sat, Sep 8
AVC Touchdown Club Tailgate
Antelope Valley College
Sun, Sep 9
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Girls' Volleyball Home vs. Tropico
Del Sur Gym
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Regular Board Meeting
Hillview Multipurpose Room (40525 Peonza Lane, Palmdale, CA 93551)
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Hillview Multipurpose Room (40525 Peonza Lane, Palmdale, CA 93551)
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