Attendance at school is important for successful academic progress. Regular attendance is also required by Arkansas State Law 6-18-221. It is important for students to be at school each day and on time.
Under the new "Every Student Succeeds Act" attendance will play an integral part of each student's educational performance. The new law defines absenteeism in 3 risk categories:
Our goal here at Elmdale Elementary is to have all students remain in the low risk category. ALL absences must be reported to the school office. We do understand that children get sick periodically. Please provide a doctor's note any time your student is absent.
All students who arrive after 7:45 are considered tardy. Excessive tardies may be sent to the Juvenile court as educational neglect.
No early checkouts after 2:30 unless it is an emergency. This is to safeguard instructional time and increase safety.
Transportation changes MUST be made BEFORE 2:30 and must go through the office.
Check In / Out Procedures:
Students arriving late or leaving early must be checked in / out by the parent/guardian through school personnel located in the front office. Parents picking up their child during the school day are required to come into the front office sign the student out and must show photo identification. Parents are discouraged from checking students out of school for non-medical reasons (i.e. lunches, haircuts, etc...). Students will not be allowed to check out from school with ANY PERSON that is not listed on their EMERGENCY / PROFILE CARD. Any student arriving at school later than 7:45 a.m. must be checked in by a parent or legal guardian in the front office.