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Daily Attendance at UCE
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Friday, April 26, 2019
Home School Advisor at Desk
Home School Advisor at Desk
Including Change of Transportation

If your child cannot attend school for the day or will be leaving for an extended absence, please contact our Home School Advisor, Mrs. Ana Brocksmith at 219-759-2544 ext. 5 or email at abrocksmith@union.k12.in.us. For an abbreviated attendance policy, please see the below guidelines:

 

Attendance

Arrival and Dismissal Schedule

  • Students should not arrive to the building before 8:30am as there is no supervision at that time.

  • 8:30am:   Breakfast students may enter the building.

  • 8:40am:   First bell rings.   All students may enter the building.

  • 8:50am:   Second bell rings. All students are expected to be IN their classrooms.  

  • 3:20pm:   School is dismissed.  

2hr. Delay Schedule

  • *NO Breakfast

  • 10:40 First bell rings

  • 10:50 Second bell rings.  All students are expected to be IN their classrooms

  • *Lunch schedule is the same.

Attendance

  • Daily attendance is essential to your child’s learning.  Please call the MAIN OFFICE to report your child’s absence daily by 10:00am.   If we do not receive a call, we will contact you.

  • Any absence not called in to the office will be considered unexcused.

  • Parents will receive notification regarding their child’s absences after 5 days, 8 days, and 10 days REGARDLESS of the reason for the absences.

  • Please see our elementary hand-book for more detailed information regarding Truancy and Project Attend Referral Information.

Tardy

  • Any student who arrives after 8:50am is considered TARDY.  Students who arrive after the 8:50 must be signed in by a parent or caregiver.

PLEASE SEND IN ANY DR. NOTES REGARDING ABSENCES OR TARDIES.  THEY WILL BE LISTED AS DR. EXCUSED ABSENCES OR TARDIES IN YOUR CHILD’S HARMONY RECORD.

Attendance Incentives

  • Monthly popcorn award for the highest classroom percentage per grade levels K-1;  2-3; 4-5.

  • Individual year end rewards will be presented to students who achieve the following categories:

    • PERFECT – 100% (no absences and no tardies)

    • EXEMPLARY – 99% 

    • COMMENDABLE – 98% 

Please refer to the UTSC Elementary Handbook for an explanation of:  

  • Excused vs. Unexcused Absences and Tardies

  • Authorized Absences

  • Vacations

  • Make-up Work

For the full Attendance Policy at Union Township Schools, please click here: Elementary Handbook

 

Change of Transportation

 

Please send a dated note in with your child in the morning indicating any change in afternoon transportation. In emergency cases only, please call the main office to inform  of a change before 2:30 PM.

 

For the safety of your child, we cannot rely on verbal directions given by the child. We must receive notification from the guardian, or we will require the child to use their normal means of transportation home.  

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