Chronic absences are a critical factor that affects student and school success. Unfortunately, an overwhelming amount of student absences has prevented Monroe Elementary School from applying for a prestigious State recognition. Additionally, if a student is absent for ANY reason, even if the absence is excused, the school loses the daily amount allocated for that pupil. Over time, this adds up.
During the first 86 days of the 2017-18 school year, Monroe did not receive $126,933.78 due to student absences. Similarly, during the first 99 days of the 2018-19 school year, student absences kept Monroe from receiving $118,905.75. This year 2019-20, from September 10 to October 5, Monroe lost the opportunity to receive $29,050.38.
The loss of these funds negatively impacts our educational programs and services to students. It is imperative that as a school, we aim for strong daily attendance for the benefit of individual students and school-wide success.
Dear Mighty Monroe Families,
Although the invention of technology has spurred ingenuity, led to global communication, and changed the way that people interact with the world, it has also created some challenges and risks for children who use these communication devices. Over the past 3 years, I’ve seen an increase in the use of technology and exposure to inappropriate content during non-school hours. Many times, these online exchanges lead to disruptions of school activities, student conflict, and emotional distress.
If your child has a device--phone, tablet, laptop, video game console (PS4), X-Box, or any other communication device connected to the world-wide-web, I urge you to limit their screen time and to regularly monitor their content and the nature of their usage. Below is a helpful resource for parents.
Dr. Jarvis, Principal
If you are interested in enrolling your child in Monroe's Spanish Dual Immersion Program, please call the front office and RVSP for an orientation and school tour. All tours begin promptly at 8 am and last approximately 1 hour. Our office can be reached at (626) 471-2300.
Attendance boundaries: If you live in the Mayflower and Monroe boundaries, Monroe is your designated DI school. If you live in the Bradoaks and Wild Rose boundaries, Wild Rose is your designated DI school. Families living in the Plymouth boundaries can request to attend either Monroe or Wild Rose.
Monroe Spanish Dual Immersion Program Orientation and School Tours will be held from 8 am to 9 am at the following dates:
Dual Tour #1: Friday, January 24, 2020
Dual Tour #2: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Dual Tour #3: Friday, February 21, 2020
Dual Tour #4: Friday, February 28, 2020
Dual Tour #5: Friday, April 10, 2020
Dual Tour #6: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Dual Tour #7: Thursday, April 30, 2020
TK to 3rd-grade students will be dismissed at 2 PM.
4th and 5th-grade students will be dismissed at 2:35 PM.
Open to all Monrovia Unified School District students (TK through 8th Grade). Students may clear one absence by attending this fun and free Saturday School. Lunch will be provided for students at no cost. Please click on the link for details.
The Holiday Shop is OPEN this week at 7:30 AM, during recess, and at 2 PM. We invite you to shop our store and support our school.