Earlier this school year students were asked to identify one adult at school that they feel connected to. Tomorrow, every child in our school is receiving a "Pumpkin Gram" and eraser from that adult. Research shows that students are more likely to succeed when they feel connected to school. School connection is the belief by students that adults in the school care about their learning as well as about them as individuals. The critical requirements for feeling connected include students' experiencing
HIGH ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS, POSITIVE ADULT/STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS and PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SAFETY
Increasing the number of students connected to school is likely to influence
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, INCIDENTS OF FIGHTING/BULLYING and ABSENTEEISM
Strong scientific evidence demonstrates that increased student connection to school promotes
MOTIVATION, CLASSROOM ENGAGEMENT, and IMPROVED SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
We will continue to do school wide projects like this, as well continue to build connections with students on campus, to help them feel more connected to Keppel.
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The Board of Education prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Mr. Travis Collier. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available by calling (818) 241-3111. The District's Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Kelly King, (818) 241-3111. The District's 504 Coordinator is Beatriz Bautista, (818) 241-3111. DISCLAIMER: The translation feature of this website is an automated literal translation service provided by Google. GUSD does not certify its accuracy.