Poplin Elementary School NC Report Card
Dear Parents and Friends of Poplin Elementary School,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! As you are aware, we provide regular updates to you about your student's academic progress by sending home report cards. Similarly, we provide you with an update once a year on our school's achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card. This Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality.
At Poplin Elementary, we recognize students for their academic success, provide quality staff development for teachers, and create a school culture that is safe, supportive, and academically stimulating for our students. Our focus is on continuous improvement cycles and professional learning communities. Both frameworks share one common goal to increase student achievement; our focus—the whole child. Our vision for our students is for them to “dream, reach, grow and become.”
With a dedicated faculty and staff, we are implementing components of the elementary school concept to expose students to activities that are developmentally responsive, academically rigorous, and socially equitable. Last year, we began a new concept called The House System. Students and staff are divided into four houses: Reveur, Isibindi, Amistad, and Altruismo. The House System creates a positive climate and culture for students and staff. It will allow Poplin to implement processes that build character, relationships and school spirit.
Poplin Elementary continues its focus on global education with our partnership with Participate (Formally Visiting International Faculty). This year, we have six Visiting International Faculty teachers representing the countries of Colombia, Honduras, New Zealand, and Spain.
We are excited about the varied ways we are able to support our students as life-long learners and citizens of a larger, global community. In kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade, we continue with our dual language immersion program in Spanish. Students in these classes receive their daily academic instruction in Spanish and communicate with each other and their teachers in Spanish. By the time students leave at the end of fifth grade, they will be fluent Spanish speakers.
Poplin is continuing an attendance initiative called Strive for Five- Be an Attendance Hero. The goal of this initiative is for all students to have five or fewer absences for the school year. Students will be encouraged to attend school daily and be on time. Students will receive rewards through grade level, class, and individual incentives for attendance.
As the culture and climate at Poplin Elementary continues to thrive, I continue to appreciate the vision, passion, and purpose of the faculty and staff, the Parent Teacher Association, the student body and our community. All of these ingredients, combined with talented students and supportive parents, produce one result…success.
At Poplin, your involvement is very important to the success of our school. I encourage you to review our report card carefully. Feel free to contact me directly to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the report card. I also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our school.
Thank you for allowing me to share this report card with you. We appreciate your support in our efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.
Kate Earp, Principal
NC School Report Cards
North Carolina’s school report cards are an important resource for parents, educators, state leaders, researchers, and others, providing information about school- and district-level data in a number of areas. These include student performance and academic growth, school and student characteristics, and many other details.