Lake View Parents,
Thank you so much for your support! We are off to a great start this year. I would like to tell you a little bit about a few things we have changed for this year.
We have begun using Saxon Phonics in all classrooms grades K-2. This is a new program to us, but it has been around for some time. There is a lot of evidence out there showing it to be very effective. We are excited about the way it will help our students to improve their reading skills.
We have also introduced new reading groups for our kindergarten students. These groups are using a newly designed phonemic awareness program that was designed by literacy experts right here in our district. This program should establish a better reading foundation for our kindergarten students.
Dual-immersion at our school is now in grades 1-5. It has been quite the process to get it through all the grades. Many teachers have put a lot of work into this but it is paying off. Our program is great and has been very successful thus far. We are excited to have dual-immersion at Lake View.
As always, I will also stress the importance of attendance. Please make sure your student(s) are here each day and that they are on time. Our teachers are using their time as effectively and efficiently as possible. Every minute of every day is important. Students who miss time in class cannot make-up what they missed by simply picking up work from their teacher. That make-up work represents maybe twenty percent of what is taught and practiced in class with the guidance of their teacher. I simply cannot stress this enough. Students miss out on important things when they are late or absent. If they miss a lot of school time, they are at risk of falling behind.
Thanks again for trusting us with your students. We have the greatest students in the world.
Lake View Elementary
851 S. 200 W.
Brigham City, UT 84302