October Principal's Message

October Parent Message


With daylight savings upon us, our days are getting shorter and we are nearing the end of our first quarter.  That also means our Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner on October 9th and 10th.  Both days are 11:30a.m. dismissal days for students, and conferences will run 12:30p.m.-7:00p.m.  Conference slots are starting to fill up so schedule soon by contacting Mrs. Bader 309-962-2911 or baders@leroyk12.org.   


As you recently heard, we have made a procedural change to after school pick up on Pine Street.  We have experienced an increased concern the last couple of years with buses, traffic, walkers, and bikers on Pine Street, as well as an increased ticketing concern with vehicles illegally passing school buses.  In an effort to increase student safety and decrease ticketing concerns, we have worked in partnership with the city and police to control traffic after school on Pine Street.  We also continue to work with students to ensure they understand road safety and ask for parents to help us in keeping road safety a priority with your children.  To see the procedural changes in detail, please see the Skyward message that was sent home on September 25th or the Bus Pick Up Procedural Change post on our website.


In the near future, we will be releasing additional information about our new Grade 3-8 Assessment provided by Cognia.  As Mr. Tipsord reported at the beginning of the school year, our former assessment partner (Measured Progress, eMPower Assessment) has merged with our continuous improvement partner (AdvancED) to form Cognia.  We are working closely with Cognia as one of their partner schools to help develop their new assessment.  Cognia is a leader in education having formed from the merger of two of the top educational improvement and assessment companies not only in the country but also internationally.  We are excited to work with Cognia and will be sharing more information soon.


Jeff Baughman



Key Dates

October 9

11:30 Dismissal

12:30 – 7:00 Parent-Teacher Conferences


October 10

11:30 Dismissal

12:30 – 7:00 Parent-Teacher Conferences


October 11

No School, No Parent-Teacher Conferences


October 14

No School – Columbus Day



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