School Hours/Attendance

 School Hours and Attendance

Kindergarten:

Full Day                                                             8:15 a.m. -   3:15 p.m.

Morning Kindergarten                                      8:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

 

Grades 1-5:                                                     8:15 a.m. -   3:15 p.m.

 

Preschool:

Morning Session                                             8:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.

Afternoon Session                                          12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Daily attendance at school is a critical factor in school success. Students are expected to arrive at school each day on time, ready to learn. It is difficult to replace the learning that occurs in the classroom through the exchange of ideas with study outside the classroom. Excessive absences and/or tardies, whether excused or unexcused, may have a negative effect on a student's learning and grades.

 

If your child will be late or absent it is important for you to notify our Attendance Office at 719-234-4700. All late arrivals are considered unexcused unless the student is signed in by a parent/guardian or approved by an administrator. If a student needs to leave school early for an appointment, the  parent/guardian should notify the office prior to pick-up. Parents/Guardians must sign students out at the office before the student may leave the campus. A photo ID may be required.

 

Children should not arrive before  8:05 a.m. unless they are scheduled for a special activity or having breakfast.  Supervision is not provided before that time.   In inclement weather, children may enter at  7:55 a.m.   As a general rule, "inclement weather" means a temperature of 20° or below or severe weather as determined by the school administrators.  Parents/guardians are required to check students in and out at the office if arriving after 8:15 or leaving before 3:15.


School Attendance Number:  234-4700

 EMERGENCY CLOSURE PROCEDURE

Snow Day
Snow Days are called by the District 20 Administrative Office. On days when inclement weather is a factor, please listen to
local radio and TV stations for closures or cancellations. District 20 Alerts will also be sent out to parents who have
provided this contact information. You may also check the Weather Alert on the district web site www.asd20.org.

 

Two-hour Delayed Start

 

School will start at 10:15 a.m. All before school activities will be cancelled for that day (Breakfast will be available). Adult supervision will start at 10:05 AM. Children may not be dropped off prior to 10:05 a.m.

*There will still be morning kindergarten class when High Plains has a two-hour delayed start. Class will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

 

Severe Weather and Lightening

In the event of a thunderstorm with lightening in the near vicinity, children will be held in the building until their transportation home has arrived and an authorized person comes to sign them out in their classrooms. Should the lightening and/or heavy rain/hail subside, students will be released. If children are delayed more than a few minutes, they will be permitted to call home.