This information comes straight from our 2021-2022 Parent Handbook
Regular attendance directly improves academic performance. Children rely on their parents/guardians to ensure they are in school and on time. It is the child’s responsibility to make up missed assignments. Parents/Guardians will be notified by mail if your child’s absences or tardies are excessive and a pattern is developing.
A student must be present for half of the instructional day. Therefore, students who arrive after 11:30 will be counted absent. Students who are absent must return a note/email indicating the reason within 2 days of the absence to the child’s teacher. Failure to do so will result in an “unexcused” absence. Late arrivals and early checkouts count in the 20-day attendance policy. Students with more than 20 absences shall not be promoted, except by the determination of the principal.
- Students who arrive after 8:00 AM must report to the office for a tardy slip. The parent/guardian must accompany the child to the office and sign in him/her. Visitors and students are asked to remain quiet during the announcements. Students must have no tardies to receive Perfect Attendance.
- If students need to be checked out early during the instructional day, parents/guardians must sign the child out in the main office. No student will be checked out after 2:30. Schedule your child’s appointments after school. Students must have no early checkouts to receive Perfect Attendance. Please make sure you have proper identification and/or authorization when checking out your child.
Additional information regarding attendance can be found in the 2021-2022 Craven County School System Policies and Regulations Handbook.