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Registration for North Daviess R-III 2018-2019 School Year

August 9th:  Seniors & Juniors - 9 am -12 pm 
                             Freshmen & Sophomore - 1-3 pm

August 10th:  7th & 8th grades - 9 am - 12 pm
                                New to district - 1-3 pm
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North Daviess 2018-2019 Calendar

August 13-15 --------------------------------- Teacher In-Services
August 16 ------------ First Day of School for Students (All day)
August 31 ---------- Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher In-Service
September 3 --------------------------------- No School Labor Day
September 21 ----- Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher  In-Service
September 24 --------------------- No School Teacher In-Service
October 19 --------- Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher In-Service
                                             End of first quarter (45 days)
October 25 --------------------------------  Early Dismissal (12:35)
                                         Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00 - 6:30 pm
October 26 ------------------------------------------------ No School
November 9 -------- Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher In-Service
November 21-23 ----------------  No School Thanksgiving Break
December 7 -------- Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher In-Service
December 21 ------ Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher In-Service
                                            End of second quarter (41 days)
                                            End of first semester (86 days)
December 22-Jan 1 -------------------- No School Winter Break
January 2 -------------------------- No School Teacher In-Service
January 3 ---------------------------------------- -- School Resumes
January 18 ---------- Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher In-Service
January 21 ---------------- No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day
                                                         Make-up day #1
February 8 ---------- Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher In-Service
February 15 -----------------------  No School Teacher In-Service
February 18 --------------------------- No School President's Day
                                                       Make-up day #2
March 8 ------------ Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher In-Service
                                           End of third quarter (44 days)
March 15 ---------------------------------- Early Dismissal (12:35)
                                       Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00 - 6:30 pm
March 18 --------------------------- No School,  Make-up Day #3
April 18 ------------- No School Spring Break, Make-up Day #6
April 19 ----------------------------------- No School Spring Break
April 22 -------------- No School Spring Break, Make-up Day #7
April 23 -------------- No School Spring Break, Make-up Day #5
April 24 -------------- No School Spring Break, Make-up Day #4
May 10 --------------------------------------------------- Graduation
May 17 ------------- Early Dismissal (12:35) Teacher In-Service
                                           Last Day of School (174 days)
                                           End of fourth quarter (44 days)
                                           Last day of second semester (88 days)

School Attendance Matters: Make Attendance a Priority

As we begin the new year, I hope everyone with a student at North Daviess R-III will commit to a shared resolution of making school attendance a top priority for 2017-2018.  At North Daviess R-III we are concerned about our students’ attendance and monitor it closely.


Attendance is one of the ways the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education evaluates school districts. In the past, DESE was most concerned with our average daily attendance. North Daviess R-III’s average daily attendance runs about 95 percent. Now DESE has a new goal. It wants 90 percent of students to attend 90 percent or more of the time, and that is the standard by which we are evaluated. This may seem like a small difference, but it is not. While North Daviess R-III’s daily average last year was near 95 percent, only 90 percent of our students attended at least 90 percent of the time, just barely meeting the state minimum requirement. For the entire state of Missouri, only 89 percent attended 90 percent or more of the time.


A student can miss 17 days of school and still meet the 90 percent attendance mark. In my opinion, that is too much. Perfect attendance is the ultimate goal, but 95 percent is a reasonable goal. Ninety-five percent is also the required rate for a student to qualify for the A-Plus program in high school. Sometimes, parents and students ask about excused absences. In reality, this is not really the issue. Excused or unexcused: absent is still absent, and absences affect learning. It’s not just consecutive absences that matter either: sporadic absences add up, as well. Missing just a couple days a month means missing as much as 10 percent of the school year. A 2011 report by Applied Survey Research found that students who arrived at school academically ready to learn but missed 10 percent of their kindergarten and first grade years scored an average of 60 points below similar students with good attendance on third-grade reading tests.

Help your child avoid absences by scheduling doctor, dentist, and other appointments after school hours or on days when school is not in session. Schedule family vacations during the summer or holiday breaks. Realize that if you don’t, student absences add up very quickly and have a direct impact on both learning and grades.

Help us reach our attendance goals in 2018-2019. 


Mr. Dan Street, Superintendent


CONTACT 
INFORMATION:

North Daviess R-III School District

www.northdaviess.org

413 E. Second St.

Jameson, MO 64647

(660) 828-4123   FAX: (660) 828-4122

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