Attendance Counts

Attendance Policy

Our school schedule is as follows:

8:00 a.m. Students may come on campus for breakfast
8:40 a.m. First Bell Rings - Students may proceed to their classroom
8:45 a.m. Tardy Bell Rings - Students are required to be in their classrooms ready to learn

Students are not allowed on campus before 8:00 a.m.  There is no supervision provided at the school until 8:00 a.m. therefore, we cannot ensure the safety of students until 8:00 a.m.  If your child needs to be on campus early, the After School Program (ASP) is available.

Students may be excused when the absence is due to personal illness/death in the student's immediate family and to observe recognized holidays of the student's religious faith.  Absences are marked unexcused unless a note is sent to the teacher within one day of the child's return, explaining the reason for the absence.

It is Orange County Public Schools' policy that if a student has accumulated excused absences, it will be necessary for the parent to provide a doctor's excuse for any further absences to be excused.  If a doctor's excuse is not provided for the absence, it will be recorded as unexcused.  Once a student accumulates 5 unexcused absences within a calendar month or 10 unexcused absences within 90 days, the school must report the student to the school social worker and/or the Early Truancy Intervention teach which consists of the Principal, Social Worker, Teacher and Registrar.

Please make every effort to ensure your child arrives to school on time each day and please limit early departures.