Welcome to the North School website! I am Mayte Ramirez, the principal at North School. It is my belief that all children deserve a quality education, and they should have access to all learning opportunities. At North School we have high expectations in the classroom and around the campus. We are a community of learners that promote academic excellence. We provide important opportunities for the academic and social development of our students.
Students come into an elementary school at an age when they are curious, inquisitive, and have a natural ability to learn. Our role as educators is to nurture those traits, facilitate the development of critical thinking skills, foster creativity, and embrace resiliency. The use of technology will play a vital role in developing these skills in our students. Through the use of technology students will make meaning, develop their critical thinking, and express their creativity in ways that will continue throughout their lives.
Attendance is a strong indicator on whether a student will be successful in school. Students who miss school miss out on opportunities to learn academics, build lasting friendships, and develop the appropriate social skills. There is a very strong correlation between student attendance and student performance. Research clearly shows that students who attend school every day have a high percentage in passing state tests in reading and math. Please make sure our students come to school every day, and that they are on are time.
We have a wonderful school community. Our caring staff members work hard to help all students learn, and staff want nothing more than what is best for students. Our students are eager to learn and we strive to help them follow our Character Counts education framework that has been adopted district wide. This framework is based on the six pillars of character which are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, and citizenship. Many parents and other community members contribute to our school. Our partnership with the families of our students as well as other community members and organizations is a key part of our success. Students benefit as parents and guardians are involved in their formal education. We should have consistent communication between home and school for families to learn about what is happening at school and provide feedback to help us improve.
I sincerely care about all children and their families, which motivates me to try my best to provide a quality experience for each student every day. Ensuring a safe, positive learning environment is my top priority. Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns. I am here to help. Thank you for supporting our school.