Congratulations to our participants in Reading Olympics elementary competition on May 2nd. As you know, Interboro finished with three rounds of tough questioning and brought home a red ribbon. I believe the kids had fun, showed good sportsmanship, and worked together effectively. I am very proud of each and every team member for their hard work in preparation for last night. In addition to furthering their love of reading, I hope that the experience will reinforce a life lesson to them - hard work pays off.
Congratulations: (Prospect Park) Jordan Bruner, Bailey Collington, Catie Russell, Aidan Doyle
(Norwood): Kathryn Hickman, Amber Berkheimer
(Glenolden): Frankie Bosch, Tommy Bosch, Jenna Schreiber
(Tinicum): Mikki DiFilippo
The following students also contributed to the team but were unable to attend the competition: Cody Capone (Glenolden) and Gabrielle Zabel (Norwood)
A special thank you to Mr. Bosch for scorekeeping for us during Round 2 and 3 - we definately needed you!!
I would like to thank Mr. Korinth and Mrs. Franciosa and our building principals for their support of our Olympians.
Thanks again to the parents for your support during my first year of Reading Olympics.
Congratulations to our winners of the American Legion essay contest. Mirabella Dalessio won 3rd place in the Class 2 division. Madison Yezuita took 3rd place in the Class 1 division. Neil Hews took 2nd place in the Class 1 division. They were accompanied by their language arts teacher.
From the Desk of Mr. DiLeo:
We have seen a significant increase in the number of students, who are either late to school or have unexcused absences this school year. I wanted to remind you about the policy, as stated in the handbook, regarding truancy.
Lateness: Students will be marked as having an unexcused lateness if they arrive to homeroom after 8:20am. The only permissible excuse for lateness is "Illness with doctor's note," "Required court attendance (note/documentation as proof)," and/or "Family/educational trips (to be determined by the principal)." All other notes and/or reasons for lateness will be considered unexcused.
When students reach 45 total minutes of unexcused lateness, we will mail a letter home. When students reach 60 minutes of unexcused lateness, we will send another letter home. Once students reach 100 or more minutes of unexcused lateness, we could cite the student and his/her parents for compulsory attendance, per the state of PA. Students and their parents will then receive a summons in the mail and will have to report to truancy court.
Absence: There are 2 ways to report absence. The first way is to send a note and call our attendance line (610.237.6425 prompt #1). The second way is to complete the online attendance form, which can be found on the left hand side of the Norwood School web page under "Student Absence Form." Once that is completed, you do not need to send a note or call.
If a student has 5 or more unexcused absences, we will send a letter home requesting excuses. Once a student has reached 10 total days absence, regardless of excused or unexcused, we will send a 10-day letter. The 10-day letter is to notify you that any further absences will require a doctor's note to be considered "excused." If a student reaches 11 days absent, the student and his/her parents could be referred to truancy court, but that depends on the reasons for the absences.
If you have any further questions, please call the school or refer to the Interboro SD student/parent handbook.