All students are expected to be at school before school starts (7:45 a.m. for grades 6-8 and 8:00 a.m. for grades K-5).
Students will be allowed in their classrooms five minutes prior to the start of school, unless prior arrangements have been made. Any student arriving after school has started must report to the office for a late pass to class and will be recorded as tardy. Attendance is recorded daily using Jeffco’s attendance reporting system and parents can review their child’s attendance history using Parent Portal. If your child is tardy more than 10 times, you will receive a letter from RMAE requesting that you make every effort to improve your child’s attendance. This letter is the first step in the process by the Jefferson County School District to correct the student’s attendance.
In the Middle School (6th-8th Grade) students are expected to be seated and ready to begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. when school begins. Students arriving after 7:45 a.m. will be marked “tardy” by their first period teacher. In order to help middle school students learn to manage their time, a 5-minute passing period is scheduled between each period. Students must be seated and ready to learn before the 5-minute pass period expires. The tardy policy for middle school is as follows:
- Repeated tardies will result in contacts home and may result in disciplinary actions.
Tardies are teacher specific (e.g. being tardy for science and math is considered one tardy for each teacher). The tardy count is reset after each grading period (quarter).