Attendance

EVERY MINUTE COUNTS! 

OUR ATTENDANCE GOAL IS 96%. 

Build the Habit of Good Attendance: 

“Attendance is essential to school success, but too often students, parents and schools do not realize how quickly absences — excused and unexcused — can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. Low-income students, who most depend on school for opportunities to learn, are especially harmed when they miss too much instruction.”

 

Some Important Information:

Hours:
Morning Drop off: 8:45 A.M. -9:00 A.M.
Class Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

 

Contact Information:
Main Office:
Phone number: 636-278-2168 or 636-39704-31
Attendance email: [email protected]
 

Attendance Time Frames:
- School opens at 8:45 am for students.
- Students who are "Parent Pick-up" or riding the bus are dismissed at 4:00 pm

 

Late Arrivals:
-Children arriving after 9:00 am need to be signed in at the office and receive a pass that they will give to their teacher. Parents must accompany children to the office to sign-in.
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We ask that parents do not walk their child to the classroom because it can interrupt the learning environment. BUT, a staff member is always available if your child would like someone to walk with. :-)

 

Student Absence:
- If your child will not be able to attend school, please contact the office by 9:00 am that day. Use line 2 for attendance.  If we are not notified, we will contact you to verify your child's absence.
-You may leave a message on the answering machine if you call before 8:00 am. Please state your name, your child’s name, your child's teacher, and the reason for the absence.
- If you know your child will be absent in advance, such as vacation or appointments, please notify both the classroom teacher AND the office. 
- Please contact your child's teacher regarding any work missed and make-up policies.  

 

Early Dismissals:
- If a student needs to leave school early, a parent must come to the office to sign the child out.
All parents signing children out early will be asked to show valid identification on EVERY occasion.
- Parents should never go to the classroom to pick up their child. Teachers cannot dismiss a child from the classroom to a parent.

Change in Normal Dismissal Procedures:

-Please contact the office by 3:30 with any changes in dismissal procedures.

- If your child will be riding a different bus home you will need to contact the transportation 24 hours in advance
-Children will be sent home as usual, no matter how insistent they may be unless we hear from the parent. We greatly appreciate your understanding!