Attendance Policy and Truancy
School Hours- Program Day 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 or 3:10 Dismissal
Doors open at 7:50 a.m. and close at 8:00 a.m. All K-4 students arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be marked tardy and parents must enter the front door to sign in your child. We want all children to be properly supervised and safe, and appreciate you abiding by the drop-off and pick-up times. Parents may choose a 3:00 dismissal or a 3:10 P.M. dismissal at the end of each day. All parents should stay in their cars and quickly allow children to go with the attendant on duty in the parking lot for better traffic flow for all.
ALWAYS have your car tag displayed on your windshield to assist us in the car line traffic. For the first couple weeks of school, as we get to know you and your children, please have your Photo ID ready for our staff to request if we are not yet familiar with you.
For safety reasons: ALL CHILDREN need to be placed in the BACK SEAT morning and afternoon and seat belted in before moving out of the parking lot. There may be patrol checks throughout the year for safety.
Please be aware that we will direct traffic as best as possible. There will be two cars turning out at once so NO ONE may go around cars-please be patient.
Right turns only out of each parking lot whether it is Red, Yellow, or Blue.
Children need to be seated behind the driver for easy door to door safety directly into the building. No child should be in the front seat or on the opposite passenger side door to avoid walking in traffic.
When leaving early from school:
Parents or authorized adults picking up children before scheduled dismissal times must come in the front doors and sign the “Sign Out” Sheet. Children will only be released to an authorized adult. Please notify us in writing if your child will be picked up by an adult that is not listed on the authorization form. We are not able to release a child to an individual that is not listed in writing as authorized to pick up the child from the program. The staff will ask for identification if the adult is unfamiliar. All children must be signed out before leaving school outside of the 3:00 dismissal time.
When calling your child off school: Call (234) 718-2626
All absences are to be verified by a call to the school, from a parent or guardian. If your child is ill, has an appointment, or will not be coming to school for any reason, please call the main office at school and report your child’s absence. You may also leave a message on the office voicemail. When you call, please provide your child’s name, teacher name, and reason for absence. If we do not hear from you on a day in which your child is not in attendance, you will receive a call from us by 9:00 a.m.
MAKE-UP OF TESTS AND OTHER SCHOOL WORK DUE TO ILLNESS
A student who has an excused absence has the opportunity to make up any work missed at school. The make-up work must be completed within the same number of days as the student was absent. Please help the teacher arrange make-up work so that your child can be given every opportunity to learn. The teacher is not responsible to provide work if families choose to take vacation when school is in session.
Board Policy No. 4201