Student Absence Policy
Remember it is the
parent's responsibility to call in to school when your child will be
late or absent from school. You may call at anytime, day or night. The
ABSENCE LINE IS 467-5410. Please leave the child's name, your name,
reason for absence, teacher and the phone number where you can be
The following policies for absences will be in effect this school year:
your child is going to be absent, you must call school on the
attendance line; 467-5410. A reason for the absence must be included in
the message. This is a ruling issued by the Department of Elementary and
Secondary education. This is also for your child's protection so we
know you are aware that your child is not in school. If you wish, you
may leave the message the night before on the recorder. The school will
contact you if your child is absent and we have not heard from a parent
or guardian. Students may not call in their own absences.
your child accumulates five absences in one quarter or is tardy five
times in one quarter, the Mehlville District social workers will assist
in resolving issues that may be keeping your child out of school.
Arriving to school after the bell (8:05 a.m.) constitutes a tardy.
Tardiness will be documented daily. Leaving before (2:50 p.m.) is also
counted against attendance. Early departures will be excused for medical
or dental appointments, but will be unexcused for sports practice,
music lessons, etc.
A few more things you might need to know...
Signing your child in or out:
In the event that you need to pick your child up earlier, please come
to the office to sign your child out. We will call them to the office
for you. Please do not go to the classroom as we are protecting
instruction time and trying to keep interruptions to a minimum. If
arriving late to school, you must come to the office to sign your child
Going home a different way:
happy to accommodate your child in any way we can, as long as we have a
note on file. If the student does not have a note he/she must ride the
bus home or go home in whatever is their normal routing. There will be
no bus passes handed out. All buses are near capacity and Transportation
Department has issued a "NO PASS" policy for safety of the students.
Bringing your child to school:
All doors are opened to students at 7:50 am with full supervision
provided. Please arrive after that to keep all of our students safe.
Please be sure to follow the safety rules on the parking lot when
dropping or picking up your child and remember to drive behind the
school to the pick up/drop off zone. No child should be dropped off at
the front of the building. This is for the buses to load and unload and
could put the child at risk.
Any questions you may have, please call the office, 467-5400.
Our Beasley cafeteria is wonderful! We provide a nutritious breakfast
($1.00) and lunch ($2.30/$2.50 on branded pizza days) daily for our
students. We serve our students with a pre-pay system so no students
carry cash. Please send in money in a sealed envelope with your child’s
name, teacher, date and the amount closed. If you have any questions,
just give us a call.
Students who must leave school before the end of the school day must be
signed out in the office by a parent/guardian before leaving the
building. A student will not be dismissed directly from the class.
Parents are urged not to go to the classroom without permission as this
can disrupt instruction.