School is back in session and attendance is essential to academic success. Students, parents, and schools do not realize how quickly absences can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence—missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month—can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses, and ninth-graders dropping out of high school.
Chronic absence can be reduced when schools and communities partner to build a strong culture of attendance and work with students and families to identify barriers to getting to school. This work starts by helping everyone in a community recognize that they have a stake and a role to ensure that students are in school every day. Regular attendance will improve students’ reading, writing, and math skills that will carry them into college and careers.
Read On Arizona—a statewide collaboration of schools, public libraries, and state and local agencies working together—encourages children so they’ll increase or maintain their reading levels. Studies show that the amount of time spent reading makes significant contribution to vocabulary, general knowledge, spelling, and verbal fluency.
Participating in the September Awareness Month Campaign is a simple thing you can do to help curb absenteeism, improve children’s reading skills, vocabulary, and develop a love of books. For more information, visit ReadOnArizona.org.
If you are interested in any of the positions below, please complete an application and return it to the District Office. Applications can be picked up at the District Office or be printed online under the District - > Employment section of the website.
The Governing Board of the Morenci Public School District #18 believes it is the right of every student to be educated in a positive, safe, caring, and respectful learning environment.
The Governing Board further believes a school environment that is inclusive of these traits maximizes student achievement, fosters student personal growth, and helps a student build a sense of community that promotes positive participation as citizens in society.
Please view the links below for more information on the bullying policy at MUSD #18 as well as a link for information on bullying and how to identify the signs of bullying.
MUSD Bullying Policy
Remember, when you see the flashing yellow lights on a school bus, slow down, and when you see the flashing red lights and stop arm deployed, come to a complete stop.
Technology has changed the way children and young adults interact with the world. There are endless possibilities and knowledge to be gained from new technology and the Internet but along with the positive influences come negative influences as well.
Below you will find links to websites that will help you prepare yourself and your child to become a better digital citizen in this new world where technology is everywhere.