Being at school and being on time are essential for students’ success in school.
Plan on dropping students off by 7:15 each morning. Arriving in the parking lot after 7:15 makes it more likely that students will be late starting class on time. Late arrivals make the student’s day more hectic, cause him to miss opening class-building activities and information, and disrupt the teacher’s work with the class.
Students who arrive after the tardy bell rings at 7:30 will need to be walked in with their parent to be checked in to school.
School board policy and state law requires that students attend school more than 90% of the days it’s in session. Absences include days and parts of days (anything more than one hour). Students who miss school in excess of 10% of the time may be retained on that basis. Their learning is likely to have gaps due to their lack of participation in class. They often exhibit more problems with behavior because they have missed instruction and routines and are lost or overwhelmed.