Please remember to send a note in the morning with your child on days when he/she will be picked up early from school. This is very helpful, as we strive to eliminate classroom interruption. If a student receives a pass from Mrs. Wagner in the Counseling Center in the morning they are able to leave class at the time of dismissal. Please note that parents need to sign students out in the Counseling Center and bring identification in to school. Also, with the warm weather approaching, PE and other classes are sometimes outside and a note is helpful as the PE teacher will send the student in at time of dismissal.
Please remember to either send in a note when your child is absent or email email@example.com so that your child can be marked excused. Please remember to also include in the note or email the reason for their absence. If a note is not sent in, the absence is marked unexcused.
It is strongly recommended that parents plan vacation/out of town travel for times when school is not in regular session. It is recognized, however, that occasionally students are absent for necessary or important family activities. When this occurs, prior written notification from a parent is to be approved by an administrator. Please note that if a child is absent longer then 10 days the policy states they will be withdrawn from school. Link to Discretionary Absent Form: http://www.hcpss.org/f/aboutus/absence_request.pdf
Our school has seen an increase in late arrivals recently. Students should enter school at 7:50AM so they can arrive to Homeroom by 8:00AM. If students do not arrive by 8:00AM, they must sign in at the School Counseling Center. If a student has three tardies in a quarter they are referred to their School Counselor, at the 4th tardy they are assigned a detention by an administrator. A student must be accompanied by a parent or the child must have a note when coming in to school late after Homeroom. A note is need at all times if the tardy is to be excused.
Thank you for your attention and support in these matters.