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Attendance Information

School Hours

  • 8:40 am-3:30 pm.

  • Doors open for students at 8:30am

  • Students are tardy after 8:40am

  • Late start time for weather is 10:10

  • Please do not leave students unattended on the​ playground before or after school hours, as it is unsupervised.

  • DCSD Calendar Link


Student Work Policy for Absences

We know that life doesn't always happen during our breaks and there are family events and vacations that happen while school is in session.   We want you to enjoy those times.  Please know that the instruction that happens in the classroom cannot be made up with worksheets and packets.  We do our best to bring your child up to speed when they miss school, but missing what happens in the classroom will affect student learning.  


With that in mind, please know that we will do all that we can when your child returns to catch them up.  If teachers can set aside something done on paper, they will do so to give to your child upon return.  However, teachers cannot gather things for your child to take with you to do while you're away.  This is not how instruction works and it puts a big burden on teachers to try and make that happen.  


Please let us know, both at the front desk and with your teacher, when your child will miss school, however, know that teachers will not be providing work to take with you.  They will do all they can to catch them up after the fact.  


Attendance is so important for a student's success. Statistically, poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by 3rd grade, and by 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student may drop out of high school. Research also shows that missing 10% of the school year negatively affects a student's academic performance. A student is considered habitually truant if he or she has 4 absences or more in one month or 10 absences or more during the school year.


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