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Prekindergarten Attendance

Welcome to Pre-K! Children learn and grow best when they attend school regularly and are on time. Although occasional absences due to sickness do happen, extensive absences and lateness disrupt your child's learning and the classroom community. 

Prekindergarten children are expected to:
  • attend school regularly Monday through Friday; and
  • be in the classroom on time.

There is a waiting list for our program. If extensive unexcused absences or late arrivals persist, and there is no contact with the program, this may result in the removal of your child from the classroom roster. After removal, placement in a classroom is not guaranteed. 

When unexcused absences extend for two days or more, and contact is not made with the school, a staff member from the Early Childhood Program will reach out to further understand how to provide support to improve your child's attendance.