Attendance Procedures

  • Report an Absence

    Parents, please use this email to report an absence or call (804) 780-6259 BEFORE 10:00 am. It is the parent's responsibility to CALL or EMAIL the school every day of your child's absence AND send a written explanation with the child when he/she returns to school. 


    Morning Intake

    Bus Riders 

    Students should be at stops 10 minutes before the designated pickup time in the morning. Students are expected to remain seated and quiet for the trip to school (quiet talking is fine). Students are dropped in our bus loop and go to the cafeteria or auditorium when they arrive. 


    Driving your Child to School

    If you drive your child to school in the morning, you have two options:

    1. After 8:40 am you may park and walk your child into the building, but you MAY NOT park where the sign says "NO PARKING"! This includes in front of the building, Strawberry St. side, Stafford Side or in the parking lot! Only Staff is permitted to use the parking lot from 7 am - 5 pm.

    2. Between 8:40 am and 9:00 am you may use the Kiss and Ride drop off lane. Parents MUST remain in their vehicle. Children are assisted out of the vehicle once they reach the designated drop-off zone and are escorted into the building. Parking in this Kiss and Ride lane is absolutely NOT PERMITTED! Vehicles parked in this area WILL BE TOWED. 



    Please walk your child to the front doors. Please do NOT walk your child through the parking lot. Doors will open at 8:40 am and students should report to the cafeteria for breakfast until the first bell rings at 8:55 am and they are dismissed to class. No student OR parent should be waiting in the hallways or the office. 



    Bus and Van Riders

    Daycare van and bus riders will be dismissed to report directly to their van or bus immediately following afternoon announcements. 


    Parent Pick-up 

    The dismissal bell is at 3:40 pm. All students should be picked up from their classrooms. Parents should wait outside the building at the FRONT DOORS until the 3:40 pm bell. At the sounding of the bell, parents may report directly to the classroom to pick up your child. Parents may park along Hanover Ave. ONLY at dismissal! Students must be picked up from the classroom. They CANNOT be dismissed to the playground or to meet their ride outside. If you wish for your student to walk home, you must send a note giving your child permission to walk home without a parent. 


    **Please remember that if you change the way your child will be going home (i.e. student will NOT ride the bus today, but will be picked up by someone; or will be going home with a friend) you MUST notify your child's teacher IN WRITING. The school office cannot handle phone calls changing the way a child is getting home!