Share statistics to get teens to stay in school
High school graduates make more money than high school dropouts— on average, about $10,000 more each year. But if money alone isn’t enough to motivate your teen to stay in school, share these surprising statistics.
High school graduates:
• Live longer than high school dropouts.
• Are less likely to commit crimes.
• Are more likely to give back to their communities by voting and volunteering.
• Are more likely to raise better-educated children.
Getting your teen to stay in school can be as simple as telling him how important his education is. It’s often hard for teens to see “the big picture”— the effect that finishing high school has on the rest of their lives. So talk about how proud you are of his efforts, and how much you appreciate your own education—or why you wish you had learned more.
Source: “The High Cost of High School Dropouts,” Alliance for Excellent Education, www.all4ed.org/ files/archive/publications/HighCost.pdf .
English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Parents attended the first ELAC meeting on October 15, 2011. Mr. Jimenez explained the purpose of ELAC is to advise the principal and School Site Council on programs and services for English language learners. Also at these meetings, parent representatives from the District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC), School Site Council, and the Assistant Superintendent’s parent meeting will present school site and LBUSD parent information. If you have any questions, please contact
Mr. Jimenez at (562) 591-0581.
December 10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in Cafeteria
February 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Cafeteria
April 21, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Cafeteria
2011- 2012 School Site Council Schedule:
December 14, 2011, March 14, 2012 and May 9, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
2011-2012 DCAC Meetings
LOCATION: Teacher Resource Center (TRC)
1299 E. 32nd St.LB
Dates: October 27, 2011, November 17, 2011, January 12, 2012, February 23, 2011, March 22, 2011, April 19,2012 and
End–of–Year Recognitions & Luncheon will be held on
May 10, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Interested in serving on our English Learner Advisory Committee? Are you asking yourself what is ELAC?
Come to our meeting to learn about ELAC on:
Date: October 15, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Poly High School Cafeteria
The purpose of ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English language learners.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, you must be a parent of an English Language Learner. Your commitment is very much appreciated. Please see Guillermo Jiménez, Assistant Principal, if you would like further information about ELAC.
All parents present at the meeting will have the opportunity to vote for their new elected ELAC representative members.
Did you know?
A student will be allowed to turn in late work and make up missed work without penalty if he/she brings a note to the attendance office to obtain a re-admit. For an excused re-admit, the note must indicate student illness (not other family members), a death in the immediate family, a doctor/dentist appointment, or a court visit. All other reasons are unexcused. Without a note within three days of the absence, a student will only be able to make up the work at the teacher’s discretion.
Failure to get a re-admit within three days of returning to school will result in the absence being classified as Truancy. Four truancies classify the student as a habitual truant.
Source: Poly H.S. Attendance Policy
Interventions for Student Success
Poly High Schoolis committed to ensuring that all students are given the opportunity to be successful in the classroom. With this in mind, we have the following program available to assist our students in reaching proficiency in all academic areas. Poly High School offers after school tutorial Monday thru Friday from 1:50 -2:40 p.m.