Attendance Policy

In accordance with State standards, school shall be open for instruction at least 180 days. Every student in good health is expected to attend school regularly. Frequent absences are a detriment to your child’s learning and is reflected in poorer grades.

1. School Day Schedule

8:00 a.m. – School Day Begins; 2:45 p.m. – School Day Ends
*HALF-DAY Dismissal is at 12:20 PM

2. Attendance/Absence
When a student will be absent due to illness or emergency, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify the school office either by a telephone call, in a note delivered by another person, or in person between 7:30 – 9:00 A.M. to explain the nature of the student’s absence. This must be done by the parent/guardian only. A student cannot notify the school him/herself.

3. Tardiness

Students are to report to school by 8:00 a.m. Classes commence at 8:10 a.m. Students entering school after 8:00 are marked tardy. A student who arrives late for school is to report to the office, prior to going to her/his class.

4. Early Dismissal

Each student must be aware of arrangements made for him/her in case of early dismissal due to school vacations, snow or other emergencies. Emergency numbers are to be submitted, updated and sent to the school office for this purpose. Parents/Guardians must sign a log in the office when taking their child out of school before regular dismissal.

5. Snow/Emergency Policy

If severe weather, snowstorm, or other emergency causes school to be canceled or have a delayed opening (9:30am first bell), you will receive an automated phone notification from Alert Solutions. You can also check the following for closings:

If there is a school emergency and the local police inform us NOT to send the students home and some parents still feel the need to pick up their child, we ask that you adhere to the following policy of picking up your child: Parents are to come to the backdoor of the church basement, the Principal or School Secretary will be there. Please inform them if you want to take your child home. We will bring your child to you. Groups of parents coming into the church basement may cause unnecessary panic. Please keep your emergency contact forms updated!!!

6. After School Program

An extended care program will be held after school from 2:45 – 5:30 PM. Parents must complete the application and agreement forms. On half days, the After School Program will remain in effect unless you are notified. A parent must notify the office with any changes in participation.