Daily attendance is very important at all grade levels. A child who is not at school is not receiving the step-by-step instruction that is needed for optimal learning. Absences are excused for illness, dentist or doctor appointments, and a death in the immediate family. Any other absence is an unexcused absence. When your child is absent, please notify the school office of the reason or send a note with your child upon his/her return to school. All absences that are not verified will automatically become unexcused.
Tardiness not only causes your child to miss instruction, but also distracts the rest of the class, as the teacher has to repeat instructions when the class is interrupted. In case of tardiness, the child must check into the office for a tardy slip before reporting to class. Habitual tardiness or tardies in excess of 30 minutes is the same as truancy.
Children should not arrive at school before 8:00. Supervision is not available before that time. Teacher preparation time is from 7:50 until 8:15. Teachers will not be available to meet with parents or students during this time. If you wish to make an appointment with a teacher, please contact the office or e-mail the teacher so a meeting time can be arranged. Please respect this teacher time. The warning bell rings at 8:20. Students should be at school when the warning bell rings. Parent cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated. Please plan to pick up your child promptly at dismissal time. Supervision is limited at this time since the teacher contract day ends at 3:05. Please notify the office in advance if you are going to be late. Please observe safe procedures for driving your child(ren) to and from school. Please observe the flow of traffic requirements at these times. Please consider the safety of all children and their families. Please read the handbook carefully for procedures that must be followed.