Classrooms are open for students each morning at 8:30 AM and school begins promptly at 8:45 AM. Students are tardy if they are not in class at the beginning of the school day. When students are tardy, they miss morning news and directions for the day’s activities. Tardy students must obtain a tardy slip from the office before proceeding to class. For truancy purposes, five tardies to school equal one unexcused absence. Please make every effort to ensure your child arrives to school on time each day and please limit early departures.