Roseville City School District March 2023 Superintendent Article


Interest in attendance and upcoming golf tournament

ROSEVILLE, CA – We’re getting ready for what’s sure to be a wild spring on campus and across the university RCSD Communities!

As we make our way through the second half of the school year, I wanted to share with you that we are seeing the same trend that school districts are experiencing across the country: absenteeism is increasing.

I understand that there have been a lot of difficult illnesses throughout the fall and winter – which I hope are behind us – and that parents are doing their best to comply with school health policies. I also know that as we get into these longer and warmer days, the temptation to take extra days for a family trip or rest day is strong.

But absent days have a ripple effect, and it is difficult for students to realize how many days are missed. I encourage our families to prioritize attendance every day, except for sickness. The state test is approaching and we want everyone to be prepared and fully engaged. Good attendance habits can also fill in academic gaps, especially as we are still recovering from the pandemic.

Here are some ways you can support attendance:

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● Coordinate family calendars with our school calendar. Both the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school calendars are available to help families plan vacations during the days when students are out of school.
● Seek good rest and good nutrition at home so that children are the best they can be.
● Stay in touch with your child about their class activities and read teacher communications so you know what’s coming (and what the student should look forward to in class!)

Every day at school is important. Please help us reduce avoidable absences – it’s the best thing you can do for your child’s learning, and it will help us keep the district thriving!

As the spring sun inches across our blackened roofs, I’m glad to see my calendar filled with activities like Roseville City School District Foundation’s second annual golf tournament! The Foundation provides funding for music programs and classroom enrichment grants by hosting fundraising events like this one and we hope to see you there. Whether you’re working solo or bringing your entire team, learn more and sign up here.

Thank you for your support in being our education partner!

Dirk Garcia, RCSD Superintendent

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