The Compulsory Attendance Law of the State of Maryland requires students under the age of 16 years of age to attend school each day unless there is a lawful reason for absences. This law states that it is the parent’s responsibility to see that his/her child is in school regularly. A note must be brought in stating the reason for each absence from school. When a child has been absent from school for three consecutive days or in excess of five non-consecutive days, the school shall attempt to communicate verbally with the parent/guardian.
**Chronic absenteeism over 9 days will result in a court referral. Excessive lateness cannot be tolerated and adds up to absences. The student must also bring a note for lateness.
Students are to enter the health suite with a referral from the teacher. The school nurse is primarily responsible for reviewing student records and matters concerning medications. Medications must be administered to students by the school nurse, if the parent sends in a medical form completed and signed by a physician. If medication must be given in school, it must be personally delivered by the parent and accompanied by a written authorization that includes the name of the medication and the instruction for its administration (time and dosage). The nurse is not to handle diagnosis of an illness or treatment of an illness.
A sick student will not be permitted to go home alone. Parents will be called and someone at least 18 years old must come to school to get the student. Students who are ill or injured must report to the teacher. The teacher will decide what is best to do in each situation. If a student is in a situation other than under the supervision of a teacher, he or she should report the condition to the supervising staff members and get assistance from them.
Students participating in the breakfast program are expected to arrive at 7:35 a.m. in the cafeteria. They are to enter from the playground entrance only. Students are not to enter through the front entrance or side entrances of the school. At the completion of breakfast, students are to then go directly to the classroom. At the sound of the warning bell, students will line up without talking. All other students not participating with the breakfast program are to arrive at school at 7:55 a.m. Students are expected to follow the directions given by the adult(s) and to stop talking on the “Hands-Up” signal. Upon the ringing of the bell, students will follow the directions of the adult/s directing the lines into the building and enter the building quietly.
All students must report to the office for a late pass after 8:10 a.m. The Rokeby Rd. door will be closed at 8:00am.
Safety Patrols are posted at the door and hallways for your convenience and for your protection, therefore, students must respect and follow the directions of our Safety Patrol students.
At the ringing of the second bell, all students will be escorted to the front lawn by their teachers. Students are not to re-enter the building once dismissed by their teachers. Students are to be picked up on time.
A student can not leave the school without an adult who shows an acceptable photo ID card. If the student has an appointment he/she will remain in the classroom until an adult arrives to escort him/her.