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Hydrologic Outlook issued February 13 at 2:55PM PST until February 14 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

...MILD, WET, AND BREEZY CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO STREAM RISES... AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. EXPECT RISING SNOW LEVELS AND MILD TEMPERATURES LEADING TO MELTING OF THE MID AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW. THE SNOW MELT IN COMBINATION WITH RAIN MAY LEAD TO RISES ON MANY OF THE AREA`S STREAMS. TEMPERATURES ON MONDAY...TUESDAY AND

Tonight

Lo33° Rain Likely and Patchy Fog

Sunday

Hi47° Patchy Fog then Cloudy

Sunday Night

Lo39° Mostly Cloudy

Washington's Birthday

Hi56° Partly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi47° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Chance Rain

Thursday

Hi46° Slight Chance Showers

Getting a Good Start in School

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We’ve finished those exciting first few days. Our kids have all the classroom rules and routines under our belts. When we return to classes on Tuesday, we’re ready to roll! Here are some more things you can do to get the year off to a good start. I will elaborate on many of them in the next couple of weeks.

•Get your student, no matter how young, in the planner habit. Many of the schools provide assignment books which you should use. They also contain valuable information about school closures, exam dates, sports events. Require your student to write something for all classes and check the planner daily.

•Never assume. If you suspect there isn’t enough homework coming home, if you aren’t seeing books and worksheets, check in with the teacher right away. Your instincts are sound. Do not as, “Do you have homework?” They do!

•Attend back-to-school night and any other orientations the school offers. You will learn a great deal about teacher expectations including schedules, homework, tests, and projects. Go – listen – follow through.

•Communicate with the teacher right away. Let him/her know that you want to be reached no matter what and how you can be reached and the best time to reach you. Teachers are thrilled to know there is support at home. They often like e-mail for “talking” to parents.

•Establish a regular study time. This is a daily block of time set aside for school work – both assigned and upcoming: tests, math facts, vocabulary development, writing, projects. You want to establish the study habit. Call it study time, not homework time.

•Do not ask “closed end” questions that can be answered with a single word or a shrug. Do you have homework? How was school? Did you do well on the test? “NO.” “Fine.” “I think so.” Presume there is always homework and make your student talk to you about the day.

•Get help. Your school can provide you with services and often with a list of tutors. There is often extra help available through the school. Don’t wait until it’s too late or the student’s confidence suffers.

Remember, if you have specific questions, you can email me at goodhabitsgreatgrades@gmail.com. I love to help and it often helps me develop future articles. Let’s make this the best school year, ever!