Regular and punctual attendance is important in order to fulfill the educational needs of every child. The school day begins promptly at 8:05am. Students need to be in their seats and ready for instruction. If a student is late, he or she must obtain a "Late Pass" from the office in order to excuse his or her tardiness.
The education of each child can be seriously affected by absences. Your child's success at school depends upon regular and consistent attendance. Most subjects are taught in sequence requiring the understanding of each concept in the order of its presentation. Persistent absenteeism creates a genuine hardship for a student and is regarded as a very serious problem. If an absence occurs, a note must be sent to the student's teacher stating the nature of the absence in order for it to be excused. Students granted an excused absence will be required to make-up all class work within 48 hours to receive a grade, if work is not completed a failing grade will be given.
We appreciate the interest you express in the progress of your child. Parents are welcomed to schedule conferences with the teacher throughout the year to discuss problems, proposals, or grades. To schedule an appointment for a conference, please call (754) 323-6250.
If at any time throughout the year a student receives a detention, a 24 hour notice will be sent home with the student. Parents must sign and return the Detention Notice to school the day following the issuance of such notice. If the Detention Notice is not returned the following day, the detention still has to be served. Parents will be notified via phone by the teacher. It will be the responsibility of the parent to arrange for transportation.
Students that fail to show up or arrive late to detention will be given a double detention. Parents will be notified via phone by the teacher, or an administrator of the student's responsibilities and the consequences for his/her actions. After three (3) detentions, a parent conference will be required with the respective teacher and an administrator.
Weekly Work Folders are sent home on Mondays. This folder contains all of the previous weeks classwork, homework and tests/quizzes. This allows parents to see all of the graded papers at once instead of seeing sporadic papers each day. In order to promote communication between school and home, I have provided a sheet that allows you to sign off on reviewing the papers. This folder should be signed and sent back to school on Tuesday morning. I will review the signature sheet and see if I need to contact you about any concerns. I have received a lot of positive feedback about Weekly Work Folders from parents in the past years so I am confident that these folders will help paretns stay informed and organized.