As with absenteeism and tardiness, it is desirable from an educational standpoint to limit the number of early dismissals from school. Early dismissals should only be requested for doctor, dental or legal appointments and emergency situations. The following is the procedure for obtaining an early dismissal:
- Written request by parents/guardians should be given to the student to be brought to the office. It is recommended that requests for early dismissals be submitted the day before the dismissal is requested.
- Requests shall be submitted to the office prior to the start of the homeroom period for approval by the Administrator/Principal.
- Requests should include the date, time, reason for the dismissal and with whom the student will be leaving. The parents/guardians must phone the school office or put in writing the person with whom the student is leaving with when other than the parents/guardians.
- Students who are excused for early morning appointments are expected to return to school following the appointment.