6th grade has been learning about the Renaissance time period and about Shakespeare in Social Studies. After practicing in small groups, each class put on their own versions of Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. Students did an amazing and had a lot of fun. It was great to see them shine on stage.
For the last couple of weeks, as part of library time, students have been talking a lot about how words have power. They saw how a simple act of kindness can change someone's day and that how they treat each other makes a difference. In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day, each student K-6 was given a small heart and was asked to think of one positive or kind word or compliment they could think of to write on that heart. Then our older students grades 3-6 strung those hearts into confetti garland.
Friday, Feb. 19th is Random Acts of Kindness Day and we would love to have everyone dress up like Mr. Rodgers. We would love to see all staff and students dress up in their cardigans. Happy kindness week.
Did you know that Larsen Elementary has some amazing scientists? Well it's true. Our 5th and sixth graders participated in the science fair and some that will be moving on to the district level. They are listed below:
5th Grade: Emily Gedeborg, Rylee Giles and Faith Hewett
6th Grade: Jacob Baxter and Memre Gause
Congratulations to all who participated!
Kinderarteners at Larsen have been learning about some of our national symbols. Today they painted their favorite symbols of the United States. Some of the favorites were the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, the Liberty Bell and of course the American flag. Great job Mrs. Eckhardt's class!
With Valentines just around the corner, we just wanted families to know how we would handle the celebration, while continuing to reinforce our safety protocols. Treats for class members will be brought on Feb. 12th. Students will sanitize before handing treats out, and then all treats will be taken home. Watch for further information being sent home by your child’s teacher.
Listed below are the attendance procedures/policies on absences and tardies from Nebo School District. Please read over them to and familiarize yourself with how attendance is marked.
2.10. “Tardy” is when a student arrives at a class after the tardy bell has rung. Tardiness is considered a disciplinary issue as well as an attendance issue. If a student arrives to class over ten (10) minutes late but less than sixty (60) minutes late, the tardy may be considered a “late tardy.” If a student is more than sixty (60) minutes late to class, the tardy may be considered an “absence” for that day. It is the responsibility of the parent of any student who is tardy to verify with the school that the student was marked tardy and not absent. Each school, with the input and assistance of its School Community Council, may develop additional policies and procedures for dealing with tardiness as per Section 9 of this policy
3. PROCEDURES FOR EXCUSING AN ABSENCE
3.1. The decision to mark an absence “excused” is within the discretion of the school principal, consistent with this policy.
3.2. Parents may request that an absence be excused. To do so, the parent must contact the school and provide the reason for the absence. If possible, parents should contact the school prior to the absence, but for the request to be considered the parent must provide the reason and make the request within two (2) school days following the absence. When a parent knows that their student is going to be absent for two (2) or more consecutive days, the parent should contact teachers regarding the student’s assignments before the absence occurs.
3.3. Students having excessive excused absences exceeding all or part of five (5) days due to a stated illness may be required to provide a doctor’s note specifically addressing the dates the student was absent from school.
3.4. School principals shall reasonably accommodate a written request of a student’s parent or guardian to excuse the student from attendance for a family event or visit to a health care provider, without obtaining a note from the provider. Principals may evaluate requests to approve extended or excessive absences. Such absences may be excused so long as the absences do not negatively impact the academic progress of the student or otherwise fall outside the scope of a reasonable accommodation as defined in Section 2.9 above. Schools may require students to complete make-up work missed due to an excused absence. Schools may offer positive incentives for students to attend school.
3.5. The school principal has authority to grant exceptions to the above in situations involving unforeseen circumstances.