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Attendance Procedures

Attendance in school is a good example of the connections of time and learning. Just as homework exemplifies learning, regular attendance exposes students to a greater amount of academic content and instruction. Poor school attendance usually reflects poor job attendance. Studies have shown that too many missed days of school result in too many missed opportunities to learn, and can result in failure, dropping out, or both. All students are expected to be at school on time every day. Every effort should be made to schedule medical appointments outside of the school day.

Early Dismissal
Students leaving after 2:00 p.m. will be excused with no penalty of absence for: vision, dental, medical, counseling appointments, or bereavement. Parents are highly cautioned about picking children up early for “other” reasons. (NOTE: The principal must approve these.) The last two periods of the day are very important for the students. Therefore, it is imperative that they are here.

We are very proud of our project-based educational programs. We enjoy having parents and grandparents come into the school for our special projects, however, a problem exists when parents ask to take the student and the older/younger siblings home after the program. It is imperative that siblings stay and complete the entire school day. It is also the law. Therefore, unless approved by the classroom teachers, no student or their younger or older siblings will be excused from school after the program. The teacher will be including this note on the handout that is sent home. Attendance Law.

Returning From An Appointment 
If a student returns to school from an early dismissal, he/she must report back to the Main Office to obtain a readmit form.