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September is Attendance Month


Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.


Poor attendance can influence whether children can read proficiently by the end of third grade.


By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.


Research shows that missing 10 percent of school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That is just two days a month and that is known as chronic absence.

When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.


Attendance improves when schools engage students and parents in positive ways and when schools provide mentors for chronically absent students.


Teamwork Keeps Our Kids Safe

Thank you for working with us to ensure that our children are safe!

Pick-up and drop-off at school runs smoothly and safely when we all work together.

Please follow these guidelines to keep everyone safe.

  1. Please do not park and leave your car in the drive-thru.
  2. When dropping off or picking up students, stay in your car and pull all the way forward when space is available. This will allow for more parents to access the drive-thru and speed up the process.
  3. Please do not use the outside lane for picking up or dropping off students because it is dangerous for students to walk in between cars.
  4. Parents, please do not jay walk across Laurel or Clark. This is not a safe practice. Please use the cross walk.


When we all work together using the drive-thru appropriately, the process is efficient and safe.








ESL Parent and Community Classes at Ramona

 After a hugely successful run last year, ESL classes for adults are about to begin again at Ramona Elementary on Monday, September 9th.

Classes will continue every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 43.

Classes cover listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. Participants will learn everyday English conversational skills for work, school and may other life situations. The class was well-attended last year and we hope to welcome back returning parents along with new participants. A flyer will be sent home as a reminder. If you have any questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact the school office at (562) 804-6532.






Ramona Elementary School continues to search for ways to further      promote learning and serve the needs of families and children. School Site Council is a group of teachers, parents, administrators, and staff who study the school’s progress and make decisions regarding its future. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the school office by September 30th. Meetings are held monthly after school on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.