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Attendance

Absences

Research has shown that students who are late or miss school find it difficult to be successful.  It is important that parents ensure their children attend school regularly.  Please telephone the school office before 8:30 a.m. on the day your child is absent at 270-6718.  You may receive a phone call at work or home verifying an absence if we do not hear from you.  Perfect Attendance Awards are presented to students at the end of the school year if students have had no absences or tardies.

Parents of students who have frequent absences or tardies will be contacted to discuss interventions to improve the child(ren)’s attendance pattern.  If the absences and/or tardies continue, students and their parent/guardian will be referred to the Student Study Team (SST) or the District’s School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

 

Tardy Policy

Tardiness disrupts instruction.  Student success is directly related to student attendance and the student’s ability to be in his or her seat and prepared to begin class when the bell rings.  Students are marked tardy if they arrive at school after 8:00 a.m.  Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. are admitted with a pass from the attendance office.

 

Early Release from School

Students may not leave the school grounds without permission.  If you must remove your child during school hours, please come to the office and we will notify your child’s teacher.  Please schedule medical appointments late in the afternoon so as to not disturb your child’s instructional day.  Students should not be taken out of class unless it is absolutely necessary.  The front office will not call a student from class to have him or her wait in the front office for a parent/guardian to arrive.