The LOES school day begins at 8:00 a.m. A valuable life skill we want students to learn is
taking the responsibility of arriving at school every day on time. This skill can easily be
accomplished and will transfer as a valuable asset for the future. One of the most important
times of the school day is the morning. This is the time when important school news is
announced, teachers define the plans for the day, and instructional goals are reviewed and
set. The whole tone of a child’s school day is set in the first part of the day. Please help
support your children in learning habits that will help them be successful at school and
throughout life. Therefore, we are implementing the Be On Time (B.O.T.) Program.
SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND TARDY PROCEDURES:
7:50 a.m. All students line up and walk to class with their teacher.
8:00 a.m. Bell rings. All students should be in their classrooms or with their teachers
proceeding to the class. Students arriving at this time are TARDY. Teachers will
not accept students without a tardy pass from the office.
3:25 p.m. Bell rings. Students are dismissed for the day. Early leave will count as
an unexcused “absence” and will follow the same consequences as tardiness.
B.O.T. PROGRAM-CONSEQUENCES FOR TARDINESS:
1st tardy Verbal warning.
2nd tardy Letter sent to parent/guardian.
3rd tardy Parent/student phone conference. 1 day of morning detention.
6th tardy Parent/student phone conference. 2 days of morning detention.
7th+ tardy Attendance Committee Hearing/Truancy Report to Juvenile Case Manager
Attendance is essential for student success. When students miss school, they miss
educational opportunities. Teachers plan lessons weekly. They use assessment information
to help them plan lessons that are targeted toward helping all children experience growth.
When a student is absent, they miss a large chunk of learning. It is essential that students
attend school every day they are healthy. The law is very specific on how schools are to
respond to excessive absences or tardiness, also known as truancy.
Since daily attendance is mandated by law, LOES is confident in knowing you will support
our efforts in helping your child achieve their potential in school. If you are unsure about
the policy, please feel free to ask. Once again, thank you for your support. We look forward
to continuing our tradition of excellence at Lone Oak Elementary.
Beth Luhn, Principal
Lone Oak Elementary