Welcome back, Darrouzett Longhorns!
What an exciting 2019-2020 school year! Here in Darrouzett ISD, we have amazing opportunities for students and an amazing staff to support students throughout the year. Students can now play junior high football, junior high or high school volleyball, in addition to cross country, basketball, track, tennis, and golf. Students interested in health careers can join Gateway to Health courses, which are in addition to Culinary Arts, Ag Sciences, Theatre, and Yearbook. 4th and 5th graders will participate in choir. There are many outstanding things happening at our school, so please be sure to check out our school website, keep an eye on your mail, and watch for flyers and other materials that will be sent home with your students the first few days of school. If a paper needs to be signed, please sign and return it to your student’s teacher the next day.
As we get ready for a new school year, I want to draw your attention to the importance of school attendance. Did you know that absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year? Did you know poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade? Did you know that by 6th grade, chronic absenteeism becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school? Finally, did you know that research shows missing 10% of the school year (or about 18 days) negatively affects a student’s academic performance? That’s just two days per month!
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success – both in school and in life. We need your help! When you help us make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, and have a better chance of graduating from high school, ready to meet all of the challenges of life successfully. We ask that you and your child make daily school attendance a priority. Thank you for your help.
The members of the Darrouzett ISD staff continue to work tirelessly to make our school a place where your child wants to come each and every day to challenge him or herself, to socialize, and to achieve all that she or he can achieve as a learner. We care deeply about the success of our children! We have a dedicated and caring staff whose focus and priorities are on building positive relationships with each and every child. Our students and staff strive to live our Code of Conduct:
Demonstrate courtesy, even when others do not.
Behave in a responsible manner, always exercising self-discipline.
Attend all classes, regularly and on time.
Prepare for each class; take appropriate materials and assignments to class.
Meet district and campus standards of grooming and dress.
Obey all campus and classroom rules.
Respect the rights and privileges of students, teachers, and other district staff and volunteers.
Respect the property of others, including district property and facilities.
Cooperate with and assist the school staff in maintaining safety, order, and discipline.
I am so proud to be your Superintendent of Schools and will work tirelessly to make sure the dedication to the success of students continues to thrive in Darrouzett. We are proud to be Darrouzett Longhorns!
I look forward to working with you this year. If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by calling 806-624-2221 or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Longhorns!