If your student will be late or absent, please call the attendance line at 720-561-4102, or submit the online form, before 8:25 AM on the given day.
Arrival Time/Student Drop Off
We will have a soft start every day. Students may arrive anytime between 7:50-8:00 (8:50-9:00 on Wednesdays). Students who arrive after 8:00 (9:00 on Wednesdays) will be considered tardy. If you are driving students to school, there are several places to drop off students in the morning. If parents are driving from the north, they may drop off students in the “Hug and Go” area in the main parking lot or park in the north pool parking lot and use the newly constructed sidewalk connecting that parking lot to the school. When parents are coming from the south, they may drop off students on the curbside in the designated areas along Indiana Ave. If parents are dropping off first and second grade students, we encourage you to use the north pool parking lot especially if you plan to wait with your child on the playground until the first bell rings. Parents driving their children should be sure that they do not have to cross moving traffic to safely arrive at the sidewalk area. Please use the designated drop off areas only. Do not leave parked cars at curbside. Never block the handicapped areas. Violators may be ticketed. If you need to park your vehicle, please use the school or north pool parking lots. The bell allowing students into the building rings at 7:50 a.m. Students may not enter the building before 7:50 a.m. During inclement weather, a red flag is hung on the flag pole letting students in 1st-5th grades know that they can go to the cafeteria to line up with their classmates, while Kindergarteners go directly to their classes.
Attendance and Reporting of Absences and Tardies
Children who attend school regularly perform much better in academic areas and are motivated to succeed in school. School district policy requires that students be in school unless they are too ill to attend. A student who has more than 8 days of unexcused absences (need not be consecutive days) during a school year may be in violation of the state attendance law.
When students are absent from school, parents are asked to notify the office prior to 8:20 a.m. on the day of the absence by calling the 24 hour attendance line: 720-561-4102 or submitting the form above. You may leave a message any time of the day or night regarding absences. Please state: child’s name, teacher, grade, date of absences and reason. If no call is received about an absent student by 8:20 a.m., an automated call will be generated to contact the parent at home.
In the event that your child is tardy, a parent must sign them into the office at which time the student will receive a tardy slip to give to their teacher. Any child who enters the building after the second morning bell is considered tardy and must report to the office before going to his/her classroom.
Parents who know in advance that their child will be absent are asked to call the attendance line or submit the online form prior to the date(s) of the absence. Students will be expected to make up work missed during periods of absence. Allowances will be made to adjust assignments and deadlines when students are ill. Good attendance is also important for our school funding.
Parents may pick up their child during the school day, but they must report to the school office to sign the child out of school. Someone other than their parent may take students out of school only if that person is listed on the student’s emergency contact form. Proof of identification may be requested. Please alert school administrators of court issued restraining orders, changes in custody or guardianship, etc. and provide a copy of official documentation so that we may be in compliance with these requests.
Staying After School/Alternative Plans After School
When a child is to stay after school, prior arrangements for transportation and supervision must be made between student, parent and teacher. If a student would like to go home with a friend by bus, he/she must have written permission in advance from the parents involved and have the note signed by an office staff member. Students may not make these arrangements during the school day, nor will they be permitted to phone home for such purposes. These arrangements should be made at least a day in advance.
Vacations and Family Holidays
Superior Elementary staff believes in the importance of family activities and vacations. However, we also believe in and support the importance of daily attendance and continuity of learning. Sometimes, these beliefs can conflict with each other. Extended vacations and absences from school can cause gaps and difficulties in learning. Please plan family vacations and activities when school is not in session. Teachers will not provide assignments for vacations. Parents are encouraged to have their child keep a journal and read daily.
Students will make up missed assignments upon his/her return. All missed work must be turned in within two weeks of the student’s return from vacation.
School Closings (Snow and Other Emergencies)
The Boulder Valley School District policy concerning closing school in inclement weather is as follows:
Occasionally schools are closed for emergencies. The final decision is made by the Superintendent upon advice of the Transportation Supervisor. The decision is made before 6:00 a.m. of the day affected. This information is immediately posted on the District web site. Radio stations are notified so they can broadcast this information. The official stations are KBCO (97.3 FM), KGNU (88.5 FM), KHOW (630 AM; 95.7 FM), KQKS (107.5 FM), KOSI (101.1 FM), KWBI (91.1 FM), KXKL (KOOL) (105.1 FM), KBVI (1490 AM), KOA (850 AM), KYGO (98.5 FM; 1600 AM), KKFN (950 AM), KBNO (1220 AM), KCFR (90.1 FM), KDKK (104.3 FM). Television stations 4, 7, and 9 will also broadcast school closings.
We ask your cooperation in watching the weather, listening to the radio and watching television, and keeping your children home if you consider the conditions too dangerous for them to be out.