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Abbreviated Day

When weather conditions prevent starting school at the regular morning hour, Mountain View Elementary will go on an “abbreviated day” schedule which run from 10:50 a.m. -3:45p.m., this includes Wednesdays. Buses will operate on an adjusted schedule to accommodate the time change. Lunch will be served, but no breakfast. Parents will be informed of abbreviated days by way of the news media normally by 6:30 a.m. Sometimes weather conditions worsen during the morning and it becomes necessary to close schools for the entire day, in which case it will be announced through the media. PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR LOCAL NEWS/RADIO STATION RATHER THAN CALLING THE SCHOOL.

Absence or Late Arrival

When a child is absent or will be late in arriving to school, parents should call the attendance line at 505-877-3800 then press 6 by 9:30a.m. The absence is recorded as “unexcused” when we do not hear from you. Absences have a cumulative negative effect on a child’s progress in school. Parents are urged to help their children have a good attendance record. Also calling in by 9:30 a.m. lets us know whether or not we should expect your child to arrive safely at school.

 

********Classes begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. Children arriving even a few minutes late disrupt the learning process of others and miss valuable information. Please help your child arrive no later than 8:50 a.m.

Accidents

Mountain View has the services of a part time nurse and a full-time health assistant. If your child is injured or becomes ill at school, you will be contacted in order to come and get your child immediately. You must keep the office advised of any changes in phone numbers for emergency purposes. Unusual student health problems should be brought to the attention of the teacher and the school nurse or health assistant.

Attendance Procedures

  1. Parents are asked to call the school to report the absence of their child.

  2. We request the calls regarding absences be made between 4:30 p.m. (the day before) and 9:30a.m. the next day

  3. If the school has not been given prior notice by phone, the parents will provide the school with a written explanation concerning all student absences upon the student’s return.

  4. Absences will be recorded daily by 9:30a.m.

  5. Teachers will record absences in their record books and will report sporadic attendance patterns to the principal or counselor.

  6. The school should be notified by the parent of anticipated absences because of trips, family emergencies, medical appointments, agency appointments, etc.

  7. The school will attempt to investigate unexplained absences through telephone contact or home visits with parents as soon as possible and advise them regarding the importance of regular school attendance and the legal implications involved.

  8. Tardiness becomes a matter of habit and once formed it is very difficult to break. Make every effort to encourage your students to arrive on time and to return to the classroom promptly at the end of each break period. Duty teachers will assist in the “gathering process” at the end of break periods, but it will be the responsibility of the classroom teacher to meet their students at the line to minimize noise in the hallways going to and from the playground.