School hours are 7:50 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
No student should be dropped off before 7:35 a.m. because there will be no student supervision.
Irregular attendance and lateness interfere with a student’s academic progress. It is important that students are present and punctual each day.
If your child is absent, please call the school before 8:30 a.m. Leave a message that includes your child’s name, grade, homeroom number, and reason for absence. If your child is not in school, and we have not heard from you, a call to your home or place of work will be made to verify the absence.
Upon the child’s return to school, an absence note, which is required by state law, must be given to the homeroom teacher. The note should include the dates of and reason for the absence, signature of the parent, and the date note was written. If the child is absent for more than three consecutive days, a doctor’s note is required upon the child’s return. If we do not receive a note explaining the child’s absence, he/she will be considered truant and the Truancy Office of the School District in which the child resides will be contacted.
Punctuality is of prime importance. Children who are consistently late for school disrupt the class schedule and, often begin their day in a harried, disorganized manner. In addition, they are not learning to act responsibly. If a child is late three times, he/she will receive a demerit, which will affect the conduct grade. If three demerits are given to the child because of lateness, a parent conference will be scheduled.
Perfect Attendance Policy
In order for a student to receive a Perfect Attendance certificate, he/she must be present and on time each instructional day.