Attendance & Early Dismissal

Regular attendance in school is essential for children to obtain maximum benefit from public school education. Unless the child is ill, parents are responsible for seeing that he/she attends school each day, arrives on time, and stays the whole day.

The school will record student attendance on a daily basis. A student must attend a minimum of 170 days to be considered for promotion unless exempted by the special consideration conditions. 

Attendance Guidelines

Absences may be excused for the student's illness, death in family, serious illness in the family, or absences that have been pre-approved by the principal.

A written note from parents/guardians, specifying the reason for the absence, is required within 3 days of returning to school.

When absence total exceeds 10 days a medical excuse from a licensed physician will be required for any additional absences.

Excessive absences or  tardies are referred to the truancy office and legal action may be taken.  If your child should be placed on court order attendance this will remain in effect until your child's 17th birthday.

Excuse for Absences

School Board Policy states that within three days of a student's absence a written excuse from a parent/guardian must be sent to the school. A valid excuse must be dated and must list the date of absence, the reason for absence, the telephone number, and signature of the parent. If no excuse is given to the school within three days, the absence is counted as unexcused.

A student who has more than 10 absences (excused or unexcused) during the school year may not be eligible to receive credit or to be promoted. 

Click here to print your own A Note To School form. 

Early Dismissal

These should be restricted to medical appointments or other unforeseen conflicts in schedule. Convenience is not an acceptable reason. A note stating the reason for the dismissal with a phone number where the parent can be reached should be sent to the homeroom teacher.  You will need to come into the office to sign your child out. If another person is sent to pick up your child they must be on an approved list that you have given the office, know the code word and they may also be required to show an ID. An excessive number of early dismissals may also be referred to the Director of Student Services (Truancy Officer).

School Times

1.       Students may enter the building at 7:30 a.m.  
(For your child's safety, please note that there is no supervision before 7:30 a.m.)

2.       The school day starts at 8:00 a.m.

3.       At 8:00 a.mstudents are counted tardy.  Parents must accompany the student into the front office
to obtain a tardy pass.  

4.       All students are dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

IN THE INTEREST OF STUDENT SAFETY- NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED TO CHANGE THE WAY A CHILD GOES HOME AFTER 1:45 p.m.