Encinal K-5 Families*: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Encinal Large Multi
Laurel K-3 Families: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Laurel Multi
*Encinal K Families who will move to Laurel next year can attend either meeting
For more information, please contact Tami Girsky, Spanish Immersion Program Administrator at (650) 321-7140 x5622 or email email@example.com.
Championed by Superintendent Ghysels and facilitated by Assistant Superintendent Burmeister and school principals, MPCSD will be engaged in a four-month long process from August to December to identify our “Strategic Directions” for the next six years. The process began with an interactive “working session” of the Board and District Leadership Team last Wednesday, August 26. The Strategic Directions will become the foundation of the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) -- the new accountability plan required by the state. Joining the two affords us a great opportunity to streamline and focus districtwide. We are committed to receiving an abundance of input and having the results reflect the priorities of our stakeholder groups. As such, we are advertising the following opportunities for parents to provide their valuable input. If you have any questions about the Strategic Directions process, please don’t hesitate to email Superintendent Ghysels and/or Assistant Superintendent Burmeister.
Parent/Community Input Session: Thursday, October 29, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. @ Laurel
Site Council Input Session: Wednesday, October 21, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. @ Laurel
Parent/Community Input Session: Thursday, October 8, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. @ Encinal
Site Council Input Session: Tuesday, October 27, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. @ Encinal
Parent/Community Input Session: Wednesday, October 21, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. @ Oak Knoll
Site Council Input Session: Wednesday, October 28, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. @ Oak Knoll
Community Input Session: Thursday, October 22, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. @ Hillview
Site Council Input Session: Monday, October 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. @ Hillview
Additional District Opportunities:
- Community EVENING Input Session: Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Hillview PAC. Open to ALL.
- English Learner (EL) Parent Input Session: Thursday, October 8, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ District Office TERC. DELAC Meeting to follow. Dinner and Childcare provided.
- Tinsley Family EVENING Input Session: Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. @EPA Senior Center. During Hillview Parent Conferences. Dinner provided.
Wednesdays have a whole new meaning in Menlo Park! What better way to kick off an awesome school year than by attending our outstanding Parent Education Speaker Series? on Wednesdays throughout the school year. We are happy to announce that Hillview’s popular Parent Speaker Series is going district-wide. Join us and bring your neighbors and friends; events are open to ALL. Calendar now! Light refreshments and childcare is always provided. Check out more information at www.mpcsdspeakerseries.com.
Consequently, the only excused absences are for student illness, student medical appointments, exclusion for failing to meet immunization requirements, student attendance at a funeral of one’s immediate family, religious observance, court appearance, and shadow days. All other absences will be marked “unexcused.” We realize that many parents take their children on educationally related trips and out of school for other enriching experiences, and therefore, in the past parents had the option of reporting a parent excused (P) for their child’s absence. This is no longer the case.
Menlo Park City School District is now pleased to offer an Independent Study Program uniquely tailored to your child's educational program. This will allow your child to be away from school equipped with appropriate educational curriculum and materials. Students in Independent Study will only have an "unexcused" absence should he/she not complete the assigned Independent Study Program assignments. Otherwise Independent Study will not have an impact on your child's attendance record. To arrange an Independent Study Program for your child, please contact the school office 5 days prior to your child's absence.
Our aim is to have our overall attendance at 98%. You can help us reach this goal by seeing that your child attends school everyday and working with your child’s teacher and school administration when your child must be absent. Thank you in advance for supporting our schools and continuing to make education your child’s number one priority.
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PTO donations are due by September 30. Make your commitment to the MPAEF by November 6.