A message from Principal Evette Peters
Dear Lankershim Elementary School Parents/Guardians:
On behalf of the staff at Lankershim Elementary, we are happy to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year!
Lankershim is a Wellness School that provides many benefits for your scholar(s) including:
- A Full-Time Counselor
- Daily Social Emotional lessons
- Restorative Justice Practices including community circles, restorative conversations, and Positive Behavior Implementation and Supports (PBiS).
- Dental Assistance- screenings and sealants provided during school hours.
- Santa Claus, Incorporated- provide support to families during the Winter holiday season.
- IEHP Health Support- Personnel available to support you sign up for IEHP and coordinate Services.
Our staff strives to provide you with excellent customer service and we are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our scholars can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the school and home. We know that strong partnerships with our parents, guardians and community, will make a great difference in your child's education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our scholars' success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your children's learning by ensuring that they:
- Attend school daily, arrive on time, and are ready for the day's learning experience.
- Review their AVID Agenda/Calendar and homework with an adult and obtain a signature.
- Complete all homework and classroom assignments given by educators.
- Read daily to develop a love for reading and improve their literacy skills.
- Inform you if they need additional support in any area or subject.
- Know that you expect them to succeed in school and graduate college/career-prepared.
- Follow the Expectations by Location and the 16 Classroom Survival Skills of PBiS.
Regular attendance is critical to your child(ren)'s success. We have incentives for individual scholars and classrooms to help promote good attendance, including receiving points to use in our student Roar Store! Scholars with excellent attendance (no more than 3 days for the year, no tardies, and no early dismissals) and perfect attendance (no tardies, no absences, and no early dismissals) are eligible to receive additional incentives. There are interventions at the school level when there are attendance concerns: truancy letters (first and second notification) and School Attendance Review Team (SART). If you need support with your child(ren)'s attendance, please contact the school's Counselor. The San Bernardino City Unified School District requires all schools to refer scholars to a District meeting at Youth Services when a scholar accumulates 1 O unexcused or 15 excused absences. This meeting, called the School Attendance Review Board (SARB), will require parents to sign an attendance contract.
We offer many opportunities for parents and families to be involved in the education of their child as well as help make important decisions about our school. We have three parent advisory groups on our campus: School Site Council (SSC), English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC), and African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC). ELAC and AAPAC look at our scholar groups to determine actions and services to meet their needs. ELAC and AAPAC advise our SSC. As a school-wide Title I school, our SSC is the parent council that approves the federal Title I budget and the site's School Plan for Student Achievement. In addition to the parent groups, we host parent workshops and exciting family activities throughout the year.
For the safety of our scholars, our school is a closed campus before, during, and after school hours. Scholars may begin arriving at school at 8: 15 a.m. The staff will close the front gates at 8:55 a.m. All scholars arriving after 8:55 a.m. will need to enter the campus through the main office. Scholars are marked tardy if not in their classroom at or before the 8:50 a.m. bell. Parents/Guardians must bring a photo ID with you each time that you come to the front office to pick up your students early. Entry through any one of our gates by visitors, volunteers, parents/guardians, non-personnel, etc. is not permitted.
If you have questions, or would like to speak with the school counselor, support staff, or administrator, please visit or call our office to make an appointment, as we have specific dedicated time to meet with parents in order to protect our instructional time. We thank you for your support, in advance, and look forward to having a fantastic school year.
M. Evette Peters, M.Ed.