Please remind your child that they cannot wait outside of the school without an adult present.
Students need to be supervised at all times, by an adult, for their own safety and well-being. Every student is expected to attend every hour of every day of the school year. Routine medical and dental appointments should be made out of the school hours whenever possible. We realize that this is sometimes impossible. Vacations and trips should be scheduled only at non-school times.
If your child is going to be absent, please notify the school office. If your child is not at school when attendance is taken and no notification has been received, the secretary will call to verify that the student is at home. For each absence, a phone call or a note from the parent is required before admitting the student to school.
When a student misses school for any reason, they must see the teacher on the day of returning to school to learn what assignments must be made up. In such cases the teacher will supply reasonable assistance appropriate to the circumstances in helping the student catch up.
The principal and classroom teacher must be informed in writing of a planned extended absence at least one week in advance of the absence. The teacher will provide a list of subject areas that will be covered for the child to do during his/her absence; however, parents are responsible for teaching these lessons and for seeing that the work is completed, corrected and returned to the teacher. Long absences are detrimental to the childís scholastic development and it is nearly impossible for teachers to prepare this much work for the child to complete. Students are responsible for completing all missed assignments.
Parents should be certain that a child is in good health before sending him/her to school. Attendance during illness may be harmful to the child, may expose other children needlessly, and may present a problem to those in charge. It is expected that a child who is well enough to attend school will participate in recess and physical education classes. A parentís written excuse is required for exceptions to this rule.
Studentsí absence for religious instruction or participation in religious exercises away from school property may be excused. No student excused for religious holidays shall be denied the opportunity to make up a test or missed assignments given on the religious holiday.
Any student arriving at school after the 8:50 a.m. tardy bell must check in through the office and will be considered tardy unless the tardiness is due to bus trouble. Consistent tardiness will require a conference with the parents. Any student arriving after 11:00 a.m. will be considered absent for Ĺ day.
Any student who leaves the school during the day for any reason must have written permission and must check in through the school office when leaving and immediately upon returning. Parents or delegates must pick the child up at the school office only, and must sign in at the office when the child leaves and immediately upon the child's return. If someone other than the parent is coming to take the child, written permission is required.