As your School Counselor, I am looking forward to an exciting year at Flamingo Elementary. We will have 180 school days filled with opportunities to connect and work together. My goal is to connect with each of you and your families in some way either individually, in a small or large group or during a great Flamingo Family event. I plan to support you academically, socially and emotionally throughout the school year to be the best YOU, YOU can be! Get ready to set some goals and work hard to achieve them!
Guidance services are available to all students. Individual conferences with students and /or parents are available. Contact the school to arrange for an appointment. Flamingo’s goal is to support all students so that they may reach their full potential.
The home /school connection is an important link to the educational process. At least two conferences are recommended each school year. Please contact your child’s teacher when you need to make an appointment. Impromptu conferences at the classroom door and/or hallway are discouraged.
Flamingo Elementary provides each student with a Student Planner. These planners are an important communication tool. Daily assignments and important dates are written in the planner. These planners support our students with their organizational and time management skills.
Interim Reports may be sent home any time during each grading period. This report keeps the parents abreast of any concerns regarding academic or behavioral performance. It is important that the Interim Report be signed by the parent and returned promptly. Follow up conversations are encouraged if any questions arise from this report.
Student Progress Reports are sent home at the end of every nine weeks. This report informs parents of their child’s academic, social, and emotional progress.
In order to receive a report card, the student must have been in attendance for twenty-five days within the grading period. Parents should review the report card with their child, sign the envelope, and return it promptly to the school. If any questions/concerns arise, parents should contact their child’s teacher.
Homework is an extension of the classroom activities and reinforces the learning process. Parents should support and encourage their child in their homework endeavors. Parents should -
- provide a suitable place, conducive to learning
- make homework a part of the daily routine
- take an active interest in their child’s work
- encourage their child to ask questions when they do not understand
Exceptional Student Education
Exceptional Student Education programs are provided for our students who meet the district and state eligibility requirements. These exceptional programs include specific learning disabilities, gifted, speech and language, hearing and vision impaired, and physically impaired. Students participating in these programs have met specific requirements and have an Individual Education Plan that documents the student’s needs and how the services will be provided. Any questions regarding the various ESE programs should be directed to the school’s ESE Specialist, Mrs. Darnell.