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Early Check Out/Tardiness

Parents must provide a written excuse for any student requiring early checkout. The time and reason for leaving school should be included.  Students will turn in the request to their teacher in the morning and will stay in class until someone in the front office calls for them to be dismissed. Children will be released only to their parents or to individuals named on the Emergency Card.  Students may not be checked out later than 2:15 p.m. each day and 1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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School begins at 8:40 a.m.  Students are considered tardy when they are not in their classrooms ready to receive instruction at that time.  Any student arriving at school after 8:40 a.m. must report to the front office to receive an admit slip before going to the classroom. Tardiness is disruptive to the learning environment and has a negative impact on student achievement.  Studies have shown that students who are tardy have a higher risk of poor performance.

Tardy Consequences

  1. Students with zero tardies will be entered into a drawing per quarter. One student per grade level will be selected.
  2. Excused tardies are granted only upon receipt of a note issued by a Professional Care Provider. Notes must be received on the day of the tardy or prior to the student’s lunch period the following day.  (Notes may be faxed to 904-547-4095.)
  3. Parent notes are not acceptable in determining an excused tardy.
  4. Students will serve a lunch detention for each unexcused tardy beyond his/her third unexcused tardy per quarter. Students are required to serve lunch detention without parental assistance.
  5. Five unexcused tardies per quarter will result in a parent conference.
  6. Students having more than five unexcused tardies per quarter will be referred to the RtI Team for development and execution of an action plan.
  7. Tardies may result in exclusion of one’s extra-curricular activities (i.e. school dance, sporting events).

Tardy Procedures –

  1. Parents must escort his/her child to the main office when tardy for school.
  2. Students are considered tardy any time they are not in their classroom ready to learn at 8:30 a.m.
  3. Parents will receive a letter outlining the tardy policy each time their child is tardy for school.
  4. Teachers and supervisors will be notified of those students serving lunch detention each day.
  5. Students will serve lunch detention within two days of their tardy date.
  6. Parents will be informed of such lunch detention.
  7. Parents will have until the next day’s lunch to provide a Professional Health Care Provider note.