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Hours and Attendance

School hours

Students are welcome any time from 7:30AM on, please don't send children to school early. Students may enter through door I. School starts at 7:45 am (students are marked tardy if they arrive after 7:50 AM). The main office hours are from 7:00 AM - 3:00PM. 

Attendance Works

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a child's academic success.  Families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understanding why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

Research shows:

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.
  • By 9th Grade good attendance can predict graduation dates even better than 8th grade test scores.

Please send a note, call or e-mail if your child will be absent from school.

Excused Absences

  • Illness
  • Illness of immediate family member making child unable to get to school
  • Medical or Dental appointments
  • Death in family
  • Religious/Spiritual days kept sacred to family when services are observed during school hours.
  • Family vacations

Unexcused Absences/Tardiness

  • All absences that are not outlined above.

  • Habitual tardiness is unexcused

  • Letters are sent home when a student has 3 or more unexcused absences.  

  • Habitual absences may be reported to Social Services for educational neglect.