• Absences

     

    Please call the school at 377- 3882 ext. 2103 on the first day of your child's absence. Students are responsible for the missed work. Parents may contact the school and make arrangements to obtain homework. Please contact the school before noon for homework to be picked up at dismissal time. After 10 absences, parents will be asked to provide a doctor’s excuse.

     

    Arrival Times

    Playground supervision begins at 8:08 A.M. To ensure students' safety, we ask that you do not send your children to school before this time, as there is no proper supervision for them.

    Any student who arrives to class after 8:20 A.M. will be marked tardy. It is important that your child be on time to school every day. Tardiness results in a child missing necessary instruction, the interruption of the class and poor training of the pupil about the value of time and punctuality. Please sign in at the office before going to the classroom when you are late. Chronic tardiness will result in a referral to the principal and can be deemed truancy. Teachers may keep students after school to make up missed work.

     

    Independent Study

    It is in your child's best interest to plan vacations while school is not in session. In order to receive Independent Study credits, a student must be out of school for a minimum of five school days. Contracts will be granted only when you contact the school office 5 school days in advance of absence due to travel. While this is no substitute for regular classroom instruction, it will help your child stay current with his/her class. Independent Study contracts will not be granted within the last 20 days of the school year.

     

    Student Sign Out

    Release of a child from school may only be made to a parent, legal guardian or someone listed on the emergency card. Release to persons other than the above-mentioned may be made with written permission of parents or legal guardians. Anyone taking a child out of school during school hours must sign them out in the office. The office staff will ask for identification, if they are not familiar with the person checking out a student.

     

    Staying After School

    If it is necessary for your child to stay after school for any reason, you will be contacted by telephone. According to state law school personnel may detain children up to one hour after school for assistance, to make up time due to tardiness, for behavioral reasons, etc., providing the parents are notified. Parents are responsible for arranging transportation home for their child at the time of dismissal. 

     

    Please arrange to have your child picked up immediately after school. There is no supervision after school as teachers are busy planning their program.

     

    Please note the school is not open for public use as long as classes are in session. Because of liability issues, there is no public use of school property until after 3:30 P.M. If you wish to arrange a play date, please determine a place to meet off campus for play. All students waiting for their older sibling to be released are expected to stand with their parents or sit on the blue benches.

     

    Visitors and Volunteers

    All visitors and volunteers must check in at the office, regardless of their purpose for being on campus. This is for the protection of our students and to avoid unnecessary interruptions in the classrooms. Do not bring lunches or forgotten homework directly to classrooms. Drop them off in the school office.

     

    Medical & Dental Appointments

    Please make appointments before or after school hours. If this is not possible and your child must be released from school, please send a note to the teacher and ask that your child be sent to the office at a designated time. This will eliminate classroom interruption. All students must meet parents/guardians in the office and be signed out before being released from school.