Regular attendance is important to academic success. Children who are well should be in school.
Those who are sick belong at home.
A doctor’s statement should be provided to the school for extended illnesses. Any health-related illness
that requires a student’s absence from school and for which a student receives medical attention must have a doctor’s note.
Please do not schedule outings, vacations, or lessons during school time.
By district definition, 4 or more days missed per term is considered chronic absenteeism.
Tardiness disrupts the learning of the student who is late as well as the rest of the class. Morning hours are prime learning time. Please set a routine that allows your child to arrive at school on time.
Students arriving late must check in at the office prior to going to class.
Leaving early is likewise disruptive. Often teachers give valuable review, time for reflection, and clarification of concepts and assignments at the end of the day. Missing this critical time often leads to confusion and frustration for the student. When students do leave during the school day, they must check out through the office.
Children must be signed out at the office by a parent or other designated adult (who must show picture I.D.) if they are checking out of school early.
In an emergency, you may call the office and we will have your child excused from class and waiting in the office for you. You must still come into the building to sign your child out and show picture I.D.
We cannot check a student out with a telephone call.