Attendance

Students are expected to be in school except for illness, death in the family, or emergencies. By law, attendance is mandatory for students 6-18 years old. The school will make every effort to work with the student and family to resolve school attendance problems. Students must be in school for half the day to be counted in as present. They will otherwise be marked absent.


ABSENCES
Please notify the office of absence and homework request (377-2419) by 9:00 a.m. Homework requested after 9:00 a.m. may not be ready for pick up after school. Parents who have not contacted the school can expect a call to verify their child’s absence.


TARDY
Students arriving after the 8:05 a.m. bell will be marked tardy. If a student arrives after 8:05 a.m., the student must report directly to the office to obtain a tardy pass. It is important for students to report to school on a time daily.


LEAVING CAMPUS
Parents of students who need to leave campus during the school day (early release) must notify the office at least one hour prior to leaving school. Early release must be for an important reason, i.e., verifiable doctor’s appointment, transportation problems, or other family emergencies. A student cannot be excused on his own word alone or be permitted to leave school unescorted. Parent/Guardian, please present picture ID.

Parents must pick up the student at the office and obtain a Student Pass before leaving. Parents are advised to schedule appointments and vacations during non-school days if at all possible.


RETRIEVING HOMEWORK, BOOKS, OR PERSONAL ITEMS AFTER SCHOOL
When the teacher leaves for the day, no one shall enter the classroom under any circumstances. The office personnel or custodians are not authorized to unlock classroom doors for students or parents.


OBLIGATIONS
If you have any outstanding lunch loans, lost library books, etc., you may pick up your report card in the office after your obligations have been taken care of.