If your student will not be in school please contact the office to let us know.
Every Day Matters!
One of the most important things your student can do to achieve academic success—being at school each day! Regular attendance and arriving on time are key for your student’s academic success. Studies have proven that these two factors play a crucial role. Missing class not only affects your student but also disrupts the entire class. It’s important for the teacher and the class to make progress, which is challenging when students are frequently absent or late. We appreciate your partnership in our mission to support your student’s education and success.
We kindly ask that you plan family trips durin g school breaks such as Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break, Summer Break, or several of the three-day weekends throughout the school year. Also, it’s best to schedule your child’s medical, dental, or orthodontic appointments before or after school if possible.
Chronic Absenteeism and Tardiness
- For every unexcused absence, the office will call parents to inquire about your student.
- When your student has accrued 3 unexcused absences or tardies, we will call to inform you of their absence and tardy counts.
- When your student has accrued 4 unexcused absences or tardies, we will send a letter, mandated by SPS, home.
- Upon the accrual of 6 unexcused absences or tardies, school staff will call to discuss our concerns for your student’s attendance. This may include a home visit.
- Upon the accrual of 8 unexcused absences or tardies, we will schedule a success team meeting with parent and school staff.
Any student who arrives at 7:55a.m. or later will need to check in at the front office to get a late slip for class.
If you need to pick your child up early from school, please come to the front entrance (located on Franklin Ave E on the West side of the building) and ring the doorbell. Office staff will call your student’s classroom and ask their teacher to send them to the office. Please bring photo ID with you when checking out your student.