Doors, Tardies and Check a Child Calls
To keep our building secure, all doors except the main doors at the front of the school automatically lock at 9:15. If your child arrives after 9:15, he/she will enter through our main doors. When students who walk or are dropped off arrive after the 9:15 bell, it is required that they check in at the office before going to class. Students will be directed to sign in so we can ensure accurate attendance reporting.
To help your child successfully enter the building, please arrive on time. With our ever-growing construction, we understand this is a challenge and partner with you to make the best of it.
If your child is on a bus, he/she is never marked tardy. Review with your child the process for entering the building. If he/she is on a late bus (arriving after the 9:15 bell), then the path to class will be through the front doors. Students can access those doors by leaving their bus and walking through the playground. During the first few days of school, an adult will be present to help them learn the process.
If your child is absent and we have been notified in advance, you should not receive an automated call from the ISD. We refer to these calls as "Check a Child". Teachers strive to accurately report absences by 9:30 each morning and the office staff works to enter all phone calls/emails by 9:45 a.m. in order to send out the Check a Child calls. Occasionally, students arrive late or we receive an email/call late and students are marked absent inadvertently which results in a Check a Child call being sent unnecessarily. We appreciate your patience when this happens. Our goal is to know the whereabouts of all of our students by 9:45 a.m. each day.