As part of the Strategic Plan developed last year by the faculty, staff, Board, and parents, we are in the process of reviewing and updating school policies to reflect current and best practices. We have recently completed a revised Attendance and Tardy Policy, which will go into effect on Tuesday, January 21 (following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday).
The most significant change concerns late arrivals. The school day begins promptly at 8:30; students are expected to arrive between 8:15 and 8:30. While we have always required parents to sign in tardy students, some parents of grades-aged students have fallen into the habit of dropping off their children at the door without walking them in or signing them in, and some early childhood parents take their tardy children to the Meadow without notifying the office of their arrival. Under the new policy, when arriving late, parents must sign in students in the office, at which time students are given a late pass which they must turn in to their classroom teacher.