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Welcome Hawthorne Middle School Parents!

Red Ribbon Week 10/23/2017 - 10/27/2017

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Message from the Principal



Dear students and Families:

October 2017


Pay Attention to Attendance: Keep Your Child on Track in Middle School


Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success in middle school and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.

• Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to promotion.

• Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with schoolwork, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.

• By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.

• Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success.

• Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.

• Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.

Make school attendance a priority
• Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day and make that the expectation.

• Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.

• Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.

• Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of headaches or stomachaches
may be signs of anxiety.


Communicate with the school
• Know the school’s attendance policy – incentives and penalties

• Talk to teachers if you notice sudden changes in behavior.

• Check on your child’s attendance to be sure absences are not piling up.

• Ask for help from school officials, after school programs, other parents, or community agencies if you are having trouble getting your child to school.


Rudy Salas

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Incoming 7th Graders, please click on the link below for more information.
Immunization 7th-12th Requirement

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Traffic and Drop-Offs

Please remember that it is a violation of the vehicle code to drop off students in front of the barricade on 129th street if you are not parked in a designated area. Also, stopping to park and drop off students in the alley off of 129th is prohibited. The gated parking lots are for employee parking only. We open this gate for parent nights and for the ALL program pick up only. Thanks for your support!

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