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Attendance & Tardies

The new school year is a great opportunity to reinvent morning routines so that your child can get to campus on time. Being on time is the best way for your child to start the day!

Students may arrive on campus as early at 7:35. They may play on the playground, line up in their classroom area, or get breakfast in the cafeteria. The first bell rings at 7:50. This is when classes will begin moving inside. Instruction begins at 7:55. Please support your child’s classroom and limit interruptions by arriving at campus on time.

Students are expected to be in class at 7:55 a.m.

Breakfast begins at 7:35. Students who come in right at 7:55 and want breakfast will be considered late.

Attendance Procedures

Here are the specific steps we will be taking:

  1. Conduct home visits/phone calls with families who were chronically absent the previous year. These efforts will take place in August.
  2. Follow a consistent protocol for each late or absence incident:
    • 1st Unexcused Late (UL) or Unexcused absence (UA): Office will call parent with concern, state what is best for your child, reiterating guidelines from Attendance Works. Ask how we can help your child get to school on time or to be here whenever they are not ill.
    • 2nd UL or UA: Principal calls parent the day of late or day of absence with the same concern as above. Reiterates what is best for your child and how disruptive it is for the teacher and the students when kids come in late. How they miss important information.
    • 3rd UL or UA: In school meeting with principal/Counselor OR home visit. School staff reiterates concerns above and the team looks for solutions.
    • 4th UL or UA: Parent(s) is asked to come to school to discuss and sign an attendance agreement.