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Attendance Matters

10/17/2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Attendance is essential for student success. When students miss school, they miss educational opportunities.  When students are tardy, it interferes with their learning and is also disruptive to other students in the classroom.  Over time, 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there really adds up.  It is critical that students attend school every day, all day.

OUR SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND TARDY PROCEDURES:
  • 7:50 a.m. Students enter the classroom.  This is a time to complete daily routines and to prepare materials for the day.  Many students also begin their morning work at this time.
  • 8:00 a.m. First bell rings. The morning announcements begin.
  • 8:10 a.m. Second bell rings. All students should be in their classrooms and instruction begins.
  • 8:11 a.m. Students arriving at this time or after are TARDY. Students should be escorted into the building.  The adult must sign the students into school.



EARLY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES:
A parent (or parent representative) desiring to sign a student out of school early will:
1 – Arrive in the front office by 2:15 pm.*
2 – Present a valid, government-issued photo ID (i.e., driver’s license, state ID or military ID) to the receptionist.
3 – Sign the student out using the Lobby Guard kiosk.
4 – Wait in the front office for the student to arrive.
* A parent or parent designee arriving on campus in less than adequate time to be in the front office by 2:15 pm will need file into the car rider line where the student will be released during regular car rider dismissal.
Thank you for your support.  
Site Alert
Richland School District Two is designating Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 as eLearning days. This means all students will participate in eLearning following their school’s current bell schedule. Schools will resume Classroom Communities in-person instruction at elementary schools and hybrid in-person instruction at middle and high schools on Monday, November 30. For more information visit the 411 on 20-21 page.