Late arrivals and early checkouts are disruptive to student learning.
School begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m. Please have your child here on time. If a child is tardy he/she is missing valuable class time.
Our literacy block is the first 30 minutes of each day. Students will receive a Pass/Fail grade in literacy.
Students should arrive to school between 7:50 and 8:10 a.m.
Adult supervision is available at 7:30 a.m. in the school gym.
Car riders should be dropped off at the front of the building (not on the side of the auditorium).
Students arriving after 8:20 a.m. MUST sign in at the Main Office and are considered tardy. Any student who arrives tardy, without their parent signing them in will result in an UNEXCUSED TARDY.
Homeroom begins at 8:20 a.m. and literacy class begins at 8:25 a.m.
LATE ARRIVALS/ CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
Please be mindful that students arriving late and coming late and/or checking students out early interferes with the learning process. Students leaving early on a consistent basis are missing the same class or classes. While doctor appointments, family emergencies, or the occasional family trip, are all reasons to check students in late or out early, instruction is being missed. If this is done on a regular basis the minutes add up and your child's grades can be affected.
Student attendance is a key indicator of a child's success.
Make sure your child comes to school every day, prepared, and on time.
Please call the office at ext. #30005 when your child is absent. Also, please submit a written excuse for the absence. This can be done through email to your child's homeroom teacher, one of the school administrators, the school social worker, the school data manager, or the school secretary.
Students checking in after 11:45 a.m. are considered absentunless they have the following:
Excused absences include illness, medical or dental appointments, suspension from school, religious holidays as defined by local board policy, death of an immediate family member, quarantine, or subpoena to court. All other absences are considered unexcused. A written note is required.
Students who check out before 11:45 a.m. will be counted ABSENT. A written note is required for these types of absences.
Excessive absences (12 or more total absences) will require a doctor's note.
The school will contact parents after 3, 6 and 10 days of absences. After not more than 6 unexcused absences, the principal/social worker will notify parents/guardians by mail that he/she may be in violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law and may be prosecuted if the absences cannot be justified under the established attendance policies of the State and Orange County Schools.
Law enforcement may be requested to intervene with excessive absences.
After 10 accumulated unexcused absences, the principal shall conduct a review and determine whether the parent/guardian has made a good faith effort to comply with the law regarding compulsory attendance. If not, the principal shall notify the District Attorney or file a complaint with a juvenile intake counselor. If it is determined the parent/guardian has not made a good faith effort, a complaint may be made that the child is habitually absent from school.
If you are having difficulty with getting your child to school on time, everyday, please contact me as soon as possible. I can help support you and your child with improving their school attendance. Remember,"Everyday counts!"
For more information on how to improve student attendance, log on to http://www.attendanceworks.org/
ADDITIONAL ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
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