Lateness to school has become more of a regular routine than it should be. School begins each morning with the first bell at 8:18 AM. Teachers meet classes at 8:20 AM and escort their children to classrooms for the start of the instructional day at 8:25 AM.
It is disruptive to instruction for children to arrive late to school. When children are not present at 8:25 AM and attendance is taken electronically in the classroom, the child must then come to the office to receive a late pass. We are required to do this as a result of state mandates and our district attendance and lateness practice. This trip then takes an additional amount of time before the child starts his or her day and then causes an additional trip back to the room to settle into instruction. All parents are asked to be cooperative with ensuring that children arrive to school on time each day. If there is anything that we can do to help with this requirement, please contact Mrs. Carr or your child's teacher.