Parents are legally responsible for their child’s regular school attendance. School attendance is the foundation of a positive school experience. Should an absence be necessary, we ask that you follow our attendance procedure.
We expect students to arrive for school on time, and be in class at 8:00AM. When students are late, they have missed instructional time and time with their peers. Additionally, their late arrival is disruptive to the learning of others. If your child is tardy, they must sign in at the guidance office when they arrive. A note should accompany the student, stating the reason for an absence or tardy. Excessive tardiness will be referred to the administration for disciplinary action.
If your child is absent, please call 802-864-8470 to report his/her absence as soon as possible. This call is to ensure the safety of your child. When your child returns to school, they must check in at the guidance office with a written note for the absence.
If your child has an appointment, please send them in with a note in the morning of their appointment. They should report to the guidance office upon arrival at school to get an early dismissal slip. This ensures that your child is ready for you when you need to pick them up. Your child should leave class at their dismissal time, and sign out in the guidance office before they leave the building. If an appointment is made after your child leaves for school in the morning, please call the guidance office at 802-864-8570.
We can only take emergency messages for students during the school day. Please make necessary arrangements with your child before they leave for school. You may leave other messages before 2:00, so that we may call your child down during the afternoon announcements to give them the message. We are always happy to discuss problems regarding absences or tardiness with parents. Please feel free to call if you have questions or need support.
Main Office hours are 7:30AM – 4:00PM. Sixth graders enter the building at 7:45AM. Seventh and eighth graders enter at 7:50AM and report to their first class by 7:55AM. Sixth graders are dismissed at 2:55PM, and Seventh and Eighth graders are dismissed at 3:00PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Each Wednesday, students will be dismissed at 2:10PM.