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STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

 

Regular attendance is important for your child’s success and progress.  Please avoid unnecessary absences.  Leaving school early or arriving late is a part-day absence.  When students are out of school, they miss important group lessons, some of which cannot be duplicated.  If your child misses a literature discussion, for example, there is no way to give a “make-up” lesson.  Even when make-ups are possible, they often are less effective and they take your child and the teacher away from other activities. 

  • Schedule family vacations during school breaks.  Our school calendar will make this easier, and whenever possible, routine medical and dental appointments should be scheduled after regular school hours.
  • Being on time to school is essential.  School begins at 8:15am for Primary, Elementary and Middle School students and at 8:30am for Toddler students.  Students who are late are considered tardy and miss valuable class time.  Make every effort to get your child to school on time. 
  • Absence and Tardy:  Absences and tardies are recorded in your child’s permanent school record.  NOTE:  Three (3) unexcused tardies equal one (1) unexcused absence.
  • Excused absence:  A parent will call the office on the day their child is absent or send a note on the day his or her child returns to school indicating the reason for the absence.
  • Unexcused absence and /or tardy:  No phone call from and/or written notification is received from a parent indicating the reason for the absence or tardy.
  • Excused Tardy:  A parent will accompany his or her child to the office and obtain a tardy slip.  A parent will need to explain the reason for being tardy.