Frequent or persistent tardiness is a definite disadvantage to your child as well as being unfair to the rest of the class. At the beginning of class, assignments are made and explained. If a child enters late, that student must either miss part of the work or the teacher must take time to go over it again individually. This is often not possible in fairness to the rest of the class. Any students arriving late to school are to go to the school office first, then proceed to class with a tardy clearance. A letter will be sent home informing you if there are repeated incidents of tardiness. A parent conference will be held for students in grade K-3 who receive 10 or more tardies. A plan to develop punctual habits will be developed. Students in grades 4-6 who receive 10 or more tardies will be assigned to Saturday School. Chronic tardy problems of more than 20 days are turned over to the Tardy Intervention Team of the Glendale Unified School District for follow-up and monitoring. Additionally, excessive tardies are included on your child’s report card, which becomes part of your child’s permanent record at Glendale Unified School District.
Leaving School Early:
Parents wishing to take their child from school during school hours must come to the office in person to sign their child out. The student will be called to the office when the parent arrives. Please don’t request students to be waiting for your arrival as they miss valuable instructional time, particularly if the parent arrives later than arranged. Children will only be released to persons listed on the Student Information Card or to someone who has a written request from the parent. Personal identification will be required. Notes from home requesting that the child be sent home alone for medical appointments, etc. will not be accepted. This policy is for the protection of your child. We expect that children will leave during the school day for emergencies only and that medical appointments will be scheduled after dismissal whenever possible so students do not miss important instructional time.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday release times: TK/Kindergarten 1:25 PM
Grades 1-3 2:26 PM
Grades 4-6 2:36 PM
Thursday release times: Grades TK-3 1:25 PM
Grades 4-6 1:35 PM
Minimum Days: TK/Kindergarten 11:45 AM
Grades 1-6 12:30
There is no supervision available after school for any student not enrolled in EEELP (Early Education and Extended Learning Programs) Childcare Programs. Children are to leave campus or be picked up promptly at dismissal time at the Orange Avenue or Maryland Avenue gates. Primary students (grades 1-3) who are waiting for their older brothers and sisters to be released at 2:36 PM, need to wait in the pickup area. If their parents are there, students must be with them on the sidewalk or in the car. They may not come back to the yard to play. Students may not chase each other or play games while waiting. Our upper grade classes are still in their classrooms until 2:36 PM and instruction is not to be interrupted. Students who have a sibling participating in an after-school program, i.e., orchestra, chorus, or extra-curricular classes, may not wait for their sibling’s release from their program. They must be picked up at their dismissal time and parents will need to return for the other student when the program ends.
Parents, we appreciate your assistance in ensuring campus safety by watching and keeping a close eye on non-school-aged siblings while waiting for your older children. Any and all children in your care need to remain with you at all times.
Please note that students will be dismissed early each Thursday to allow for planning and training of staff. Students who are enrolled in the EEELP program will be supervised during this time; however, others are expected to go directly home.
Regular attendance is an essential element for education success. All absences from school MUST be verified by a parent by phoning the school office on each date of absence or sending a note with the student on the day they return. Please call prior to 10:00 AM. Phone messages can be left as early as 7:30 AM. Please state the following information:
- The student’s name
- The student’s teacher’s name
- The reason for the absence (illness or other reason)
- The date(s) of the absence
- Your name and relationship to the student
The parent and the student must see the Health Clerk for school clearance if the student has had a communicable disease (i.e., Chicken Pox), fracture, or been under a doctor’s care for a prolonged illness or surgical procedure.