ATTENDANCE
1. The school will operate or be in session each school day between the hours of
8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Elementary buses will be loading at 3:15 p.m.
Children should not arrive at school before 8:00 a.m. If students are dropped off at
the school site before faculty arrive or if students are left at the school at the end
of the day for the faculty, the school system will not be responsible for students
unsupervised on school property.
Children are required:
2. To attend school from age six to eighteen, exceptions to be made only by the Board of
School Commissioners or Court of Jurisdiction. (Kindergarten is required by the state
and students may enter at age 5).
3. To attend the school designated by the Board of School Commissioners, or furnish their
own transportation.
4. To attend the school where they originally enrolled, unless they have moved or have
permission from the director of schools.
Regular attendance is expected. Excessive absence from school or physical education will
not be tolerated unless a doctor’s excuse is presented to the school.
Students will be allowed to leave school only when someone accepted by the school comes
into the office to get the student.
Students must sign in or out at the office if they arrive late or leave early. Students must
enter through the main entrances. Parents, students, or visitors are not to use the parking lot
located behind the elementary buildings.
The director or his designee, after written notice to the parent or guardian of a child, shall
report any child who is habitually and unlawfully absent from school to the county’s juvenile
judge for the child to be dealt with in such manner as the judge may determine to be for the
best interest of the child.
Excused absences consist of doctor’s excuse or death in the immediate family.