Doors open for students at 8:40 a.m. Parents should not leave students at school before that time. Students who walk should not arrive at school before 8:40 a.m. as there is no adult supervision until that time. Staff will be on duty as of 8:40 a.m. Should a student arrive excessively early, a phone call will be made to the parent to remind them of the school’s policy and our concern for your child’s safety. Children should not be left alone outside of the school building.
When dropping your child off at school, please DO NOT pull your vehicle onto the main circle at the front of the school as this is a fire lane. You may park your car on Pine Street and walk down the stairs to the school. All parents must check into the office and sign their child in or out of school (please have a picture ID.) Please ring the bell and we will get to you as soon as we can.
For dismissal, parents will park on Pine Street and will walk down the stairs from Pine Street to the gymnasium (for grades 3 & 4) and/or cafeteria (for grades K-2.) An assigned staff member will get the name of the student, check ID and sign off to ensure safety. Please make sure the person picking up your child is listed on the school dismissal paperwork and has appropriate identification.
Reporting an Absence/Tardy
Parents/Guardians are asked to call the school each morning to report that a child is absent or tardy.
Please note new State Regulations - Connecticut State Law holds parents or guardians responsible for students attending school regularly during the hours and times that school is in session and it holds schools responsible for reporting this information to the district and state. In addition, Connecticut State Statute 10-220, Section C, holds schools responsible for reporting this information to the district and state. Current law defines truant as a student who has four unexcused absences in a month or ten unexcused absences in a school year. Please note, that a child’s first nine absences can be excused by a parent/guardian phone call; however, all absences beyond absence number nine requires official written documentation ( i.e. doctor’s note, court papers…) in order to be excused.