Tardies and Absences

  • We all want the best education possible for our children and to provide them with the best opportunities.  One way we can do this is by making sure our children are at school on time, do not leave early, and everyday. 

    At the beginning of the school year, each family is required to sign that they have read and understand the student handbook.  One of the parts in the student handbook (page 7) explains Tardy/Absence procedures.  Here is a quick reminder of what it says:

    “If a child has 5 absences without medical documentation, the absences may be investigated by school officials.”

    If your child has a doctor's appointment, it is your responsibility to ask for a note to bring to your child's school to excuse the tardy/absence from the doctor's office, a note written by a parent will not suffice.

    “When a child has been tardy 5 times or has 5 early dismissals, parents will receive written notification.”

    Again, we strongly discourage students be late or leaving early, however, if this does happen, please provide the school with a doctor's note.

    “When a child is absent, a phone call to the “Operation Concern” attendance line is required from the parent.”

    The number for Operation Concern is 565-4725 and is also on the main page of our class website.

    “Students will be considered absent for one half of the day if the absence exceeds 90 mins. Of the morning or afternoon session.  Students are considered tardy to class if not inside the classroom when the class period begins.” 

    Finally, please remember...

    “A child arriving late must report directly to the office.  The parent is expected to sign the child in at the office, or provide a written excuse explaining the reason for the tardy.”