Attendance RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, COOPERATION and KINDNESS
Good attendance is key to academic success. Parents should ensure to call, or email the school to advise that their child is ill or will be away from the school. Teachers will make every effort to fulfill homework requests, but parents should be aware that a great deal of instruction /teaching is verbal. Students who miss a great deal of school are at risk of decreased academic performance.
Arriving late to class is a problem in our school. It affects the education of every student. Teacher and student thinking are interrupted and teachers need to repeat information. The research is simple – increase the time focused on academics and achievement rises.
Should academic performance / attendance / lates become a problem for your child, teachers will assign him/her a study hall. The study hall will be at lunch time 10 minutes after the lunch bell in an assigned room. Students’ names will be called at the lunch hour announcements.
Students who arrive late or are returning from a prearranged sign out need to check in the office when they get here.
Our school is a closed campus. If students need to leave school during the day they need to bring a parent/guardian signed note to the office (preferably in the morning). The note needs to include what time they are to leave school. Students will be issued a permission slip that allows them to leave school grounds at your designated time.
If you need to remove your child from school and no note was sent, you will need to come to the office, call or email the office. Please allow yourself plenty of time. We will page your student when possible. Please keep in mind that from time to time classes are working in other areas of the building and we will need to physically go there and get them. Students may not leave school during the day without a permission slip from the office. Students who must leave the school or go to the sick room during instructional hours must sign out at the office. The office will accept a written note or will try to contact parents when a student wishes to sign out, and when they need to sign into the sick room.
QJS is a closed campus. The adults of the QJS educational community simply see it as a safety measure. That means that when students walk onto the school grounds in the morning or get dropped off by the bus on school grounds, they are to remain on campus until the end of the day. There are many activities at the school to keep our students happy, engaged and connected to the school. Violations of the off campus policy results in a phone call home and assigned to study hall. Repeated offences can result in more serious consequences.