Attendance is crucial to your child’s success in school. It is important that our students arrive at school on time each day and we strongly encourage parents to schedule appointments for their children outside of school hours in order to reduce classroom disruption and fragmentation in their child’s learning. Tardies, early dismissals, and absences are defined as the following within Pre-K-5 buildings within the Hilliard City School District:
- Tardy – Arriving up to 90 minutes after the tardy bell
- Early Dismissal – Leaving anytime within the last 90 minutes of the school day
- Full-Day Absence – Failing to be present for the entire school day
- Half-Day Absence – Being absent from school for more than 90 minutes in a school day.
Please be aware that tardy and early dismissal minutes will be added together for calculating a potential half-day absence. If a student arrives late and leaves early and the combined time that he/she is not in school is more than 90 minutes, the student will be charged with a tardy, early dismissal, and a half-day absence.
Kindergarten students attending ½ day classes are subject to the same guidelines with the exception of ½ day absences. As long as the student attends a portion of their school day, they receive credit for their attendance.