The safety of our children is very important. For your child’s safety we request that students not arrive at school before 8:00 a.m. and that they depart campus by 3:00 p.m. School personnel are not available to supervise early arrivals or late departures. The school will notify parents when students are in violation of this policy. Students requiring supervision after 3:00 p.m. should enroll in the Communities in Schools After-School Program.
(ABSENCES AND TARDINESS)
Florida State Law requires the regular attendance of school-age children, as well as an explanation of any absence. Each time a student is absent, parents MUST send a written note to the teacher. Illnesses and death in the family are cause for excused absences.
The written note clarifies that the parent and/or guardian is aware of the student’s absence. A student who is absent five (5) or more days during a grading period without a written excuse will be referred to the Truancy Arbitration Program.
A student is tardy when he/she arrives after 8:35 a.m. Students who arrive after 8:35 a.m. must receive a tardy slip before reporting to class. Habitual tardiness will result in a referral to the Truancy Arbitration Program.
Parents should go directly to the main office to check students out of school. Teachers will not allow students to exit the room until informed by the main office. Anyone granted permission to pick up a child from school must show proper identification (driver’s license, work I.D., etc…), INCLUDING THE PARENT! No child will be released until proper I.D. is shown!
Parents will not be permitted to check-out students early after 11:15 a.m. on Early Release Days, and 2:15 p.m. on regular school days, rather they must wait to pick up child/children at the designated dismissal time.