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Attendance Policy

Attendance at school is essential to maximize your child’s learning! Classroom attendance is taken each morning at 8:15. Students are tardy if they are not in the classroom by that time. After the tardy bell, students must get an admit slip from the office before going to class. Punctuality is important in establishing good life skills and setting the tone for the day. 

After 11:00 a.m. students will be counted as ½ day absent, and will also be counted as ½ day absent if they leave before 1:00 p.m. Students who are picked up prior to the dismissal bell will also be marked as “tardy” for early retrieval. We believe that regular attendance is critical to a child’s education and that missing school time contributes to poor academic progress. If your child is ill or will be absent, please contact the school office before 8:30 a.m., when our automated calling system is activated. For the safety of your child, we will call you at your primary phone if you have not phoned in by 8:30 a.m. If you expect your child to be absent more than 1 day, you may request that homework be gathered for pick up in the office at the end of the day. Students have two days for each day missed to hand in make-up work for excused absences. If a student leaves the school grounds during the school day without permission, they are considered truant with an unexcused absence. Police may be contacted. Class work will be recorded with a grade of zero, without the privilege of making up missed work.