Attendance
Arrival at School / School Hours

No adult supervision is available to students prior to 8:35 AM.   Please do not permit your children to arrive before 8:35 AM unless he/she is involved in a specific school activity or is eating breakfast. Breakfast will be served at 8:30. When the temperature or wind chill is 20°F or below, students will be allowed to enter the building at 8:35 AM.

Morning Kindergarten 8:45 – 11:45 AM

All Day Kindergarten 8:45 AM – 3:45 PM

Grades 1 - 5   8:45 AM – 3:45 PM

Office     8:00 AM – 4:15 PM


Attendance Procedures
Attendance will be taken at 8:45 AM each school day.  It is our policy to notify parents regarding any student about whom we have had no report of either a late arrival (tardy) or excused absence.  Parents must call our attendance line at 234-4207 by 9:30 AM the day of the student's absence or tardy. Parents may also call any time before the absence or tardy to notify our office staff or to leave a message on the school answering machine (234-4200).  If a student has an “unverified” absence, our office staff will contact parents to verify the absence. This policy is for your child’s protection, ensuring the school is informed of your child’s whereabouts and well-being. All parents must check in their child(ren) after 8:45 AM.  Parents are not allowed to walk their child(ren) up to their classrooms after the first bell.

 

Attendance Policy
Under the attendance accountability policies within Academy District 20 and the State of Colorado, all absences are marked either excused or unexcused. Please note that if you leave a voice mail on our attendance line or use the “Report An Absence” option on the school website www.asd20.org/dve, please be specific with the reason for the absence (please let us know what it is), doctor appointments/illness/family emergency/etc., teacher name, and the student(s) it impacts. To keep our attendance records accurate, follow-up phone calls and/or emails will be made to determine the reason for an absence.  Any student who is taking more than 3 days off, parents will need to come into the front office and fill out a “Prearranged Absence Notification” form.  Any unreported absences will be left unexcused after three days.