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Principal's Message

September 13th, 2019


Hello Wicklund Families,


Our WSF-sponsored Splash-a-Thon is right around the corner scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20. Our event will be from 4:30-7:30 and is our must attend event of the year to congratulate our scholars for the great job they did fundraising for their classrooms. Again this year, if at least 75% of Wicklund’s scholars raise at least $10 for their class, I will be in a chicken suit costume for an entire school day! Donate today to your child’s class…teamwork makes their dreams work!


Also this year, Wicklund is focusing more on supporting scholars and families with attendance to ensure scholars are at school every day to learn and succeed and incentives will be provided to scholars for having good attendance. To do that, the Wicklund office staff is reaching out directly to parents the moment a scholar has an unexcused absence. If unexcused absences continue, parents are sent a letter explaining their child’s unexcused absences and receive a 2nd letter and phone call from the office staff. If unexcused absences still continue, I personally follow up via phone call to remedy the excessive unexcused absences. If the absences continue after this meeting and reach 6 unexcused absences, an attendance contract is created to support the scholar. If this is not followed, parents shall then attend a School Attendance and Review Board meeting with the principal and district administration.


Having good, daily attendance is critical to the success of all scholars in order to learn and succeed at high levels. This is a priority for LUSD and Wicklund this year so we are leaving none of our scholars behind academically. We appreciate your continued support with ensuring your child has good, daily attendance.



Thanks for your continued support and for supporting the Wicklund staff as we work together to ensure your scholars learn and succeed!




Ryan R. Gonzales