School Hours

Arrival/Dismissal

Arrival: At 8:30 a.m., all students and their families will enter through the school’s main entrance and report directly to the assigned classroom. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 8:50 a.m.  All families will be requested to exit the building by 8:50 am (unless you are scheduled to visit and/or volunteer) to limit disruptions to instruction.

Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m.  All students must, be picked up by an adult (18 years or older).  children are dismissed, teachers will be required to meet and attend professional developments to enhance their teaching practices. Therefore, it is important that all children are picked up on time.

In the event of frequent late pick-ups:

  • A parent, guardian or emergency contact will be notified to pick up the child

  • A conference will be scheduled with the school’s social worker for support

  • A conference will be scheduled with the building leader to develop an attendance improvement plan

  • The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) may be contacted 

*All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and signed-in and out upon their arrival and dismissal. 

Attendance-Absence/Lateness             

 

It is important for ALL children to attend school EVERY DAY and ON TIME.

  • Students are considered late after 8:50 a.m. After 10:00 a.m. students will not be permitted without a doctor’s note. 

  • Three lateness equals one absence

  • The parent or guardian should contact the school when the child is late or absent.

  • If a child is late/absent due to being sick or a doctor’s appointment, a doctor’s note should be given to the school’s clerk so that the absence/lateness can be excused.

  • If a child is absent for 3 consecutive days, a doctor’s note must be provided.

  • An “unexcused absence” occurs when there is no written notification provided to the school by a parent/guardian (i.e. doctor’s note, death, family emergency, religious, etc.)

  • If your child continues to be late and/or absent, you may be contacted for an appointment with the Social Worker and/or school administrator.

*Please Note: Students ages 5 and under with truant matters cannot be taken to court, however they can be dropped from the roll due to excessive absences and lateness.