Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on standardized tests. Studies also show that kids who are absent more often score lower on standardized tests.

Being late for school hurts a child's learning, too. A student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of instruction during the year.

Children can copy notes or make up an assignment, but they can never get back what's most important: the discussions, the questions, the explanations by the teacher and the thinking that makes learning come alive.

Your child's success in school depends on having a solid educational background - one that can only be gained through regular school attendance.

Students are expected to be at school on time and ready to learn every day. Regular, timely attendance is critical for student success. Additionally, California State law requires parent/guardians of children ages 6 to 18 to send their children to school, unless otherwise provided by law (Education Code 48200, 48290). Therefore, parents have the responsibility for ensuring that their student attends on time daily.

Medical and dental appointments, and family vacations should be scheduled for those times when school is not in session.

However, if it is necessary for a student to be absent for three days or more, please contact the attendance clerk at (916) 286-1985 at least 5 days prior to the absence to request independent class work and homework.

All students should report to either the cafeteria (for breakfast) or to playground. Kindergarten students go to the KG playground. At 8:25, students will line up and proceed to their classrooms. All students arriving to class after 8:30 will be marked late.

It is important that parents do not park and leave their vehicles unattended in either the red zones or drop off zones during school hours. If parents wish to walk their child to class or watch their child walk to class, it is necessary to part and walk in with your child.

All parents who remain on campus with their children after the start of the school day MUST go to the office, sign in, and wear a Visitor's Badge.

Student need to arrive to school on time. It is disruptive to instruction and other students when a student arrives late. A student arriving to school after 8:30am, will be marked late. After 8:45, they must check in at the office before going to class.

Parent authorization is required for any student leaving school at times other than the normal dismissal time. Persons picking up a student during the school day must report to the office and sign out the student; they may not go directly to the classroom. Only persons who are listed on the school emergency card may sign out a student. Persons who may be unfamiliar to the office staff may be asked to provide identification before signing out the student. The school must have an up-to-date home address, home phone number, cell phone numbers, and emergency numbers on file. Please keep the office informed of all changes during the school year. If parents desire to have someone else sign out or pick up their child, they must call and inform the office. The adult signing out the student must provide identification to the school staff. Students who return during the school day need to be signed back in by a responsible adult prior to returning to class.

School dismisses at 3:00pm or 3:15pm Monday thru Thursday and 12:30pm on Fridays. It is imperative that children be picked up on time after school ends. All students must be picked up within 30 minutes of dismissal time unless they are participating in an authorized school program or activity. Walkers are to exit campus immediately at the end of the day. Students who are still on campus after busses, day care vans, and most students have departed will be brought to the office and parents will be called. If there is no response by phone from parents and emergency contacts, the school may call local authorities.