Frequently Asked Questions
Attendance is critical for success in learning. According to recent legislation, attendance may affect funding for schools. Schools may lose money when students are not in school - regardless of whether or not the absence is excused. Parents are asked to keep all absences to a minimum, and to call the school before 9:00am if their child is going to be absent that day. It is the responsibility of the parents to make sure their child has recovered from contagious diseases before returning to school. A written excuse, giving the reason for the absence, should be sent to the teacher when the student returns. Students going on trips may be excused if a prior request is approved by the principal. Prior requests will allow the students to make up any missed work so their academic grades will not be affected. This is in compliance with the School Board attendance policy.
Students should be comfortably, appropriately and safely dressed for school. It is necessary for children to wear shoes for protection. Flip-flops, Heelys, platform shoes or cleats are not acceptable. Shorts, skirts, and dresses that are too short, halter tops, spaghetti strap tops, bare midriffs or other clothing that leaves the body bare are not deemed appropriate for school. Appropriate length is at least to the end of the fingertips when held at the side. Shirts with drug related messages, obscene or suggestive gestures or slogans or profanity are not allowed. Knit jersey athletic shorts, or shorts and pants that have writing on the backside are not to be worn at school. Pants must fit at the waist. No underwear may be visible. No hats or head coverings of any type may be worn except during P.E. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. All sweaters, coats, etc. should be marked with the child’s name. Lost and found items are kept in the cafeteria and will be sent to a charity if not claimed.