Arrival at School / School Hours
No adult supervision is available to students prior to 8:35 a.m. Please do not permit your children to arrive before 8:35 a.m. 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 a.m.
Morning Kindergarten: 8:45 – 12:15 a.m.
All Day Kindergarten: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Grades 1 - 5: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Office: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Attendance will be taken at 8:45 a.m. 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 or excused absence. Parents must call our attendance line at 719-234-4205. Parents may call any time before the absence to notify the school of the reason for the absence. 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) any time after 8:45 a.m. Parents are not allowed to walk their child(ren) up to their classrooms after the first bell. Any parent coming in to the building must present their ID to the front office.
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 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 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.