Avoiding the pink slip…

Note:  Today’s blog posting is sponsored by our attendance committee under the direction of our wonderful assistant principal, Mrs. Bass.  You can expect the following note at home today:

Bass’ Blurb,  January 6, 2012

In order for our learners to maximize their learning time while at school, we are asking for your help.  We have just started our second semester and are hoping to avoid student tardies, which hinders learners from optimal learning time each morning.  This note is to remind you that any student arriving in the building after 7:45 will be counted tardy.  As stated in the MISD Elementary Student Handbook, “Tardiness interrupts your child’s instructional time.  Class begins promptly at 7;45 a.m. each school day.  It is imperative students are in the classroom and prepared for class to begin prior to the 7:45 tardy bell.  Students arriving at school after 7:45 a.m. and/or who are not present in their assigned classroom when the tardy bell rings at 7;45 are considered tardy and must report to the front office for a tardy slip.”   We give you five “free” tardies each semester, so we start a clean slate today.  Upon the 5th tardy any semester, a parent is notified.  Beginning with the 6th tardy, a student will be assigned a detention.  Repeated instances of tardiness will result in more severe disciplinary action.

Our back and side car lines are open each morning at 7:20 a.m. to allow time for all learners to safely enter our building and get to class on time without being counted tardy.  We appreciate your support with this matter.

Note:  Thanks for all the big smiles and “Happy New Year” wishes during car line this morning.  We are pleased to report NO ONE was tardy today!  🙂 

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