Daily attendance is essential to the progress of your child in school.
- any child that arrives after 8:10am is considered tardy
- any child who arrives after 90 minutes of the school day will be marked half day absence
Tardy students must enter through the buzzer door and receive a tardy pass from the main office. All students who enter for breakfast will be escorted to their classrooms by a staff member. Any student who has entered the building prior to 8:10am and does not make it to the classroom with the assigned staff member will also be marked tardy. Tardy students are disruptive to the school day and often miss literacy and math instruction. Students will not be permitted to dismiss early after 2:00pm unless we have written notification of a doctor’s appointment.Students with perfect attendance and no tardy marks will receive incentives weekly and monthly. Remember by state law it is the legal obligation of the parent to ensure that their child attends school regularly.Please note the excusable absences stated in the Student Code of Conduct Book:
- Personal Illness
- Illness in the Family
- Quarantine of the home
- Death of a relative
- Home work due to the absence of parents or guardians with documentation
- Observance of a religious holiday
All other absences are will considered “unexcused.” Please call the office on the day your child will be absent and ALSO send a written note with your child’s name, date of absence, grade level, homeroom, and reason for the absence. In order for your child to be officially excused, this note must be brought to school. Otherwise, your child can be considered truant.
Tardiness: If your child will be tardy, please call the school at (216) 838-1650. Please give your name, your child’s name, their room number, and the reason for the tardy. You should also be prepared to inform the school as to approximately what time your child will be reporting to school.Absences: If your child will be absent, please call (216) 838-1650 and have your child bring a note when he/she returns to school. Please provide your name, your child’s name, their room number, and the reason for the absence. Please make sure you date the note.