Poplar Avenue's school day begins at 8:35 a.m. and concludes at 2:57 for grades K through 3, and at 3:02 for grades 4 and 5. Before school, students must remain in the "quad" (the "patio" area) until 8:10. If it is raining, students will wait in the cafeteria until their teacher arrives. Students who do not ride the bus home, are not enrolled in the after school program, or are not participating in Academic Excellence are asked to go directly home at dismissal. Please pick up your child promptly in the Parent Pick-up area. The school does not offer after-school supervision.
When your child is absent from school for any reason, it is your responsibility to call the school and clear the absence. We have a voice mail system to receive calls before or after school hours. If you have not called in, you will receive an automated call in the morning on the day of your child's absence, as a reminder to contact the school office.
At School, On Time, Ready to Learn, our school motto, stresses the importance of coming to school on time, each and every day. We do know that situations arise that warrant your child's absence from school.
STATE LAW permits the excuse of an absence for the following reasons:
• Quarantine, as directed by the Health Department
• Medical, dental, or eye services rendered
• Attendance at funeral of immediate family member to the extent of 1 day in California, and no more than 3 days outside of California
• Religious purposes
Unexcused absence : Examples of unexcused absences include but are not limited to: missing the bus, getting up late, family concerns, car trouble, out-of-town trips, etc.
Tardy : Student arrives to school up to thirty minutes late.
Truant Tardy : Student arrives to school more thirty or more minutes late.
Truancy : When a student accrues three unexcused absences and/or truant tardies, the parent will receive an Initial Notification of Truancy Letter, which describes the parent's responsibilities in ensuring his/her child attends school regularly.
If the truancy pattern continues, the parent will receive additional notification and will need to meet with the school principal or District SARB Coordinator to design and sign a school attendance contract.
Students who ride their bicycles to school must wear a helmet and follow all traffic laws and safety rules. Bicycle riders must walk their bikes from the street to the bike rack. All bikes should be locked to ensure safety of student property.
Skateboards, scooters, roller skates and shoes with wheels are not allowed on campus at any time.
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