are committed to academic excellence at Grantham School. Our goal is
to spend as much time as possible focusing on student achievement.
Instruction is disrupted for an entire class when students arrive late
or leave early. Please assist our staff in providing a quality
educational experience by adhering to the listed procedures.
Students may begin arriving at school at 7:45 AM. They must be in class prepared to learn at 8:15 when the tardy bell rings. Parents must
sign their child(ren) in if they arrive late.
The afternoon dismissal bell rings at 3:30 each afternoon. Children
leaving prior to the afternoon dismissal bell will be assigned an
unexcused tardy. All early dismissals shall be coded as unexcused
unless a note from a doctor or dentist is received. Early dismissal
departure time is 1:15.
Students shall not be signed out after 2:30 (12:30 on early dismissal
days) due to excessive classroom interruptions caused by students being
called to sign out. Please make an extra effort to schedule
appointments after school and on days students are not in school.
Board policy states that three (3) unexcused tardies count as one
absence. Therefore, Students will have an absence recorded on the
attendance record each time he/she accrues three (3) unexcused early
departures and/or late arrivals. Also, parents/guardians transporting
their child(ren) shall utilize the assigned car-rider line to wait for
their child(ren). We thank you in advance for your cooperation in
helping Grantham School reach academic excellence by increasing student
engagement throughout the school day.