Attendance

Daily Schedule:
Monday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Making sure that your child is at school each day is a primary responsibility of parents. When students are ill they need to stay home, both for their own well-being and the health of their classmates. In other situations, though, we ask that parents minimize time away from school. Missing school creates many challenges for students, and it is impossible to duplicate the classroom experience for an absent student. Of course, we understand that such absences are required at times. In those instances, please consult with your child’s teacher in advance.

It’s also important for students to be at school on time each day. The morning classroom routine sets the tone for the day, and all children benefit from being in school on time. Please make every effort to have your child in class by 8:35. Students who are consistently tardy disrupt the class, as well as their own learning. They may be required to make up class time that they miss.

Absences

Unplanned

Parents must notify the office on the day of absence by 9:00 a.m. (524-7452 ext. 85, or send email to attendance). To ensure your child’s safety, you will be called when the school has not been notified of an absence.

Illness

Students should not attend school when they are suffering from colds or flu. Doing so endangers not only their own health, but also the health of their fellow classmates and teachers. Student must be fever, diarrhea and vomiting free for 24 hours prior to returning to school after an illness. When students return after an illness, it is important that they are well enough to go out at recess and fully participate in class.

Pre-Planned

At times, students miss school for other reasons, such as family vacations or other special events. We recognize that such absences may be important to your family. However, missing school creates hardships for students. Absent students cannot make up the learning experiences that occur in school. With this in mind, we discourage such absences. When students must miss school, it is the family’s responsibility to assist the student(s) in making up missed instruction and to ensure that all make-up work is completed. Please refer to the ASB Family Handbook for more information.

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Students arriving at school after 8:35 am must first report to the office for an “admit slip.”

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