Daily attendance is essential to the progress of your scholar in school.
Tardy scholars must enter through the buzzer door and receive a tardy pass from the main office. All scholars who enter for breakfast will be escorted to their classrooms by a staff member. Any scholar who has entered the building prior to 8:00 am and does not make it to the classroom with the assigned staff member will also be marked tardy. Tardy scholars are disruptive to the school day and often miss literacy and math instruction.Remember by state law it is the legal obligation of the parent to ensure that their scholar attends school regularly.Please note the excusable absences stated in the Student Code of Conduct Book:
- any scholar that arrives after 7:35 am is considered tardy
- any scholar who arrives after 90 minutes of the school day will be marked half day absence
- 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 scholar will be absent and ALSO send a written note with your scholar’s name, date of absence, grade level, homeroom, and reason for the absence. In order for your scholar to be officially excused, this note must be brought to school. Otherwise, your scholar can be considered truant.
Tardiness- If your scholar will be tardy, please call the school at (216) 838-0700 Please give your name, your scholar’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 scholar will be reporting to school.
Absent- If your scholar will be absent, please call (216) 838-0700 and have your scholar bring a note when he/she returns to school. Please provide your name, your scholar’s name, their room number, and the reason for the absence. Please make sure you date the note.