I’m not sure what it is about this time of year but tardiness suddenly becomes more pervasive, like weeds in the lawn that is just starting to green up for Spring. More than 25 students arrived late to school this morning… that nearly 10% of our school population! Please accept this as my friendly Springtime reminder that being on time to school continues to be important all year! So, set that alarm clock a few minutes earlier, make sure it is turned ON, and don’t be tempted by that snooze button!
At Rolling Hills, we consider punctuality an important life skill. Students are expected to line up with their class at 7:55 a.m. Academic instruction begins in RHPCS classrooms begins immediately at 8:00 a.m..
· Students not in class by 8:00 a.m. will be considered tardy.
Not signing in at the office may result in the student being counted absent all day in error.
At Rolling Hills Charter, we maintain high expectations for student attendance and punctuality. The primary reasons for our focus on punctuality include:
· Educational Benefits – Instruction in Rolling Hills’ classrooms begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. –we really do “hit the ground running”. Students who arrive to class late miss important directions and learning opportunities. Getting a late arrival up to speed is disruptive to teacher and the progress of the class as a whole.
· Employability - Employers desire employees who will arrive to work every day, on time, and ready to work. We believe that setting this expectation for our students helps create a habit for work dependability and reliability that will serve them well beyond school.
As always, feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.