Attendance Policies

Leaving During the School Day

The following procedures should be followed if it is necessary for a student to leave the school during the day:

  • Parents should write a note requesting an early dismissal for a student who needs to leave school during the day. The note should indicate who will be picking the child up. Before the start of the school day, the student should bring the note to the school secretary who will issue an early dismissal slip.
  • The person who is to pick up the child must report to the school office and sign the child out of school. Parents cannot go to a classroom to pick up a student. No teacher may dismiss a child from class without first receiving an appropriate notice. Students will not be called out of class until the parent is in the building.
  • Every student must be signed out in the office by a parent, guardian, or person who has been authorized by the parent before leaving the building with that person.
  • If a child is to be picked up at school during the time that he/she may be at lunch, the person must sign the child out in the office and wait for the child to report to the office. Under no circumstances may an unauthorized adult who is not a staff member approach the lunch/recess area.