Now that the school year is underway, I would encourage you to stay up-to-date with what’s happening around Meadow Park. One of the easiest ways to do so is by reading our weekly newsletter. You can find the archives here (https://www.smore.com/u/meadowparkmiddleschool) with new editions coming out each Friday. We also send out the link to each newsletter weekly through our SchoolMessenger system. Each parent has to opt-in to this communication. If you are not getting a weekly email message, head here to follow the directions to sign up.
Another great way to see the wonderful learning taking place at Meadow Park is by following us on social media. The links for each of those is below, but I would highly encourage you to follow us on Instagram if possible. In addition to being a great place to see what is happening, it’s also useful to have an Instagram account and follow your own student on social media. This is one way to see what your student is doing online and to help guide them in protecting their digital footprint.
The most impactful step that every parent can take over the three years of middle school is ensuring that your child is in school as much as possible. Attendance is a big focus at Meadow Park and our team works hard to ensure that students are in classes and learning. If your child is missing just 2 days of school during a typical month, they are considered to be chronically absent. If repeated over time, they will miss 10% or more (18 days!) of the school year and all of the learning that goes with that. More importantly, the patterns that begin in middle school often carry over into high school. Significant research has shown that the two primary indicators of high school success coming out of the middle grades are GPA and Attendance. If your student is here regularly (missing 1 or fewer days each month) and earning As or Bs, they are much more likely to be successful when they reach high school. I would encourage you to read more about that here and know that if you get a phone call, request for a meeting, or a letter from our school about your student’s attendance, it is because, like you, we care a great deal about their future success!
We are looking forward to another wonderful year of learning at Meadow Park Middle School. Should anything come up, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns.