Valley View Elementary

Attendance Procedures

Attendance Procedures

 

Arrival Times:

Students in grades 1 - 5 will attend school from 8:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesday is a late start day, where students in grades 1 - 5 will attend school from 9:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Morning Kindergarten students will start at 9:10 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. There is no change to the P.M. Kindergarten schedule on Wednesday. Students who are tardy need to have a written excuse from their parents Please be sure your children do not arrive at school before 8:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. on Wednesday) and are picked up by 3:00 PM after school. Supervision is provided 15 minutes before and after school.

Absences:

Districts do not receive funds for students who are not at school regardless of reason. However, if your child is ill or late for any reason, you must telephone the school attendance tape, 426-4230, and leave his/her name, grade, teacher and reason for absence. If you do not call the tape number above our attendance clerk will call you at home or at work to verify your student is absent.

Perfect Attendance:
Perfect attendance is recognized by an award given out the last day of school. Students who are recognized for perfect attendance have had no absences and no tardies. Achieving perfect attendance is a special honor and will be recognized as such.

Checking Students In And Out Of School:

When it becomes necessary to check a student into school after classes begin, or when checking student out of school before the dismissal time, please do so from the office. Please do not take or pick the student up directly from the classroom. All guests and outside visitors must check in through the main school office. If a student needs to leave campus for a medical appointment, he/she must have written authorization from his/her parents and be signed out in the office. Students will only be released to adults listed on the emergency card.

Visitations:

Parents and interested community members are invited to visit our classrooms. Please phone the principal or the teacher to arrange a visitation. You are required to register at the office and receive a security badge before preceding to the classroom. School officials will ask you to return to the office if a security badge is not displayed.

If you need to come to school for any reason (drop off forgotten items, change transportation arrangements, etc.), please check in at the office. Do not go to the classroom. We will not interrupt classrooms with messages or calls.

Due to insurance and liability issues, non school aged childred and out of town students may not stay in classrooms or play on the yard.