Parks Jr. High SSOAR Information
Saturday School Opportunity for Attendance Recovery
All SSOAR sessions are from 8:00-12:15
Students who are absent, excused or unexcused, are encouraged to attend SSOAR. The school calendar is designed to minimize problems for families who plan vacations around traditional holiday periods. Parks urges parents to schedule medical and other appointments so that a student does not miss or misses only a small portion of the school day. Parks does not want children to come to school when they are sick, but we do ask that his/her absence be made up at SSOAR for two reasons:
(1) The student can make up an absence, and attendance is taken into consideration for privilege activities such as end-of-the-year activities.
(2) The school has an opportunity to recoup funding, which is a way for families to support the school financially with no out-of-pocket expenses.
SSOAR is held on scheduled Saturdays throughout the school year from 8am until 12:15pm. We understand weekends are busy. However, a student may only receive credit for their attendance if he/she attends the full 4.25 hour session. During SSOAR sessions, students participate in a variety of activities, including: Math/ELA benchmark reviews, state test reviews, electives, arts & crafts, PE events, and STEM labs. A minimum sign up of 25 students is require for SSOAR to be held.