Teachers and scholars depend on the structure and routines of the day. Leman Academy of Excellence policy emphasizes the importance of each scholar being in the classroom for the entire period, as well as arriving on time to school every day.
In our school, instructional time is viewed as a precious resource. Consequently we view chronic tardiness as a serious problem. When scholars are absent or tardy these routines are disrupted. Scholars who are late or absent have trouble settling in and mastering routines. Tardiness can upset their morning and even their entire day. Scholars often find themselves trying “to catch up” from their absence, and teachers must stop the class to recount the expectations of the day to the scholar. To minimize these disruptions to instructional time, scholars need to be present in their classrooms by the official start of their school day.
If your scholar is tardy to school you are required to walk them into the office and sign them in. Below are start times for each grade level. First bell rings 5 minutes prior.
7:45 am 4th-8th grade
8:00 am 2nd-3rd grade
8:15 am - Kinder - 1st grade
Excessive tardies will have letters sent home and/or a meeting will be requested with the Principal.
Thank you for understanding and cooperation.