KAPPA III Principal’s Corner – February 27

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you back to the beginning of our third Marking Period.  The New York State Exams are upon us, with the English Language Arts only being 20 days and the Mathematics is 37 days away.  I would like to thank parents for sending students to school last week during Winter Break.  We had approximately 60 students in attendance each day.  We will continue to prepare our students for the State Exam.  In order to ensure your child’s best performance we encourage all students to attend The After-School State Readiness Program and/or Saturday Academy.  In addition, it is important your child attends school everyday and is prepared to work.  Students should complete all homework assignments as this is a review of each lesson and reinforces skills taught in class.
Our Student-Led Conferences will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 1:00-3:30pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm. All students must attend Student-Led Conferences.  This conference is designed to empower students and create an opportunity for them to take ownership and pride for their work.  Students share evidence of work from their portfolios to guide their conversation.  We encourage families that are unable to attend our Student-Led Conference set by the Chancellor, to contact our parent coordinator, Ms. Ovalles, and schedule an appointment for a later time.  Scholar Dollars will be distributed to all families in attendance!
Our students continue to perform exceptional in their classes and the 2nd marking period report cards registered 35 students receiving Gold Honor Roll (100%-95%), 40 students receiving Silver Honor Roll (94%-90%), and 20 students receiving Bronze Honor Roll (85%-89%).
Students received Promotion in Doubt letters several weeks ago.  I have met with many families to discuss the letters and develop an action plan.  If your child received a promotion in doubt letter, please contact the school to schedule a conference if you have not done so already.  Together we can provide the necessary support to ensure academic success.
Ms. Jean Colon, Principal