Parents are required to send a written excuse explaining all absences within three (3) days to their child’s teacher. All unexcused and/or excessive absences are reported to the Office of Student Support Services for investigation. 

Students absent due to contagious illnesses must present a certificate from a physician or the Health Department before returning to school.

 Excused absences:   
1. illness  
2. head lice (maximum 3 days)
3. severe weather  
4. death in immediate family  
5. educational function (with prior approval from principal maximum 3 days per year) 

An excused absence permits the student to make up any missed assignment(s). An unexcused absence means a student may not make up his/her work and a zero will be given for each missed assignment. An absence is considered unexcused until the student’s teacher has received a written excuse from the parent/guardian. A student’s absence from school to accompany his/her parents on a trip is not an excused absence unless the principal has granted prior approval.


Upon arriving at school to pick up your child, the parent/guardian must go to the office, request the child for checkout, and sign the child out on the checkout sheet. Do not go directly to a classroom to check out a child.  Positive photo identification will be required for anyone checking out a student. Please keep checkouts to a minimum. Students are involved in the instructional program until 3:35 P.M. when the departure process begins. There will be NO checkouts after 3:00 P.M. Late checkouts disrupt classrooms and often keep children from leaving with all homework assignments and teacher instructions. Please reserve late checkouts for true family emergencies. If a late checkout is necessary, please come by the office no later than 3:00 P.M. Please guard against excessive checkouts.  

Park in one of the 2 parking spaces designated for “Check-Ins and Check-Outs Only”.

 Remember: DO NOT park in the drive-through lane or spaces reserved for “Principal,” “Secretary,” “Office Staff” or “PTA President”.

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