ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
School starts at7:42 AM. Students who are not in the building and in class by 7:42 AM are considered to be late.
School ends at 2:25 PM. However we follow a staggered dismissal schedule as follows:
The school’s doors will close at 3:55 p.m. Students not enrolled in after school activities, tutoring or in one-on-one meetings with advisors or any other staff person, should be picked up or be on public transportation by this time.
Students will only be permitted to stay in the building after 3:55pm if they are being supervised by an advisor or other staff person.
After- school activities All afterschool activities will have a designated end-time. No students will be permitted to stay in the building without being supervised by a staff person.
If a student is late for school, he or she must report immediately upon arrival to the Main Office, sign in and receive a pass to enter the classroom. Students are expected to be on time for class. Unexcused lateness which causes a student to miss all or a substantial part of a class period must be recorded as absent from class. The student is responsible for making up all work.
Consequences for Persistent Lateness
Again, when a student is late without excuse, he or she is still considered to be truant, and will be subject to discipline.
Therefore, in addition to the policy and procedure described above, for the purpose of discouraging chronic lateness and to encourage on-time attendance, students who arrive late to school will be given an After School Academy (ASA), to be served the following day. Students are allowed 3 ASAs for lateness per trimester before placed on a Lateness Contract.
If a student is late more than two (2) days per week or four (4) days per month, his parent/guardian will be contacted via telephone.
If a student is late more than three (3) days per week or six (6) days per month, the parent/guardian will be contacted by their Dean of Students. Suggestions and /or intervention will be made as necessary.
The following are state-approved “excused absences,” which are the only conditions that Eastern Academy Charter School will recognize as legal and reasonable causes for absence from school:
Absence Due To Illness
If a child is sick in the morning, the school expects him/her to stay home for the day. Please call the school in the morning to inform the school of the child’s absence and to arrange a way to complete all missed assignments and homework. When the child returns to school they need to bring a parent note explaining their absence. If a student misses three or more days due to illness, he/she will need to bring a doctor’s re-admittance form to school on their first day back to school in order to receive an excused absence for missed days. Students who miss a day will be responsible for all missed assignments. Please see procedures for make-up work under academic policies.
The following conditions are considered by Eastern Academy Charter School to be illegal, in which case the absence will be permanently recorded as unexcused:
The following is a list of reasons that are not excusable for absence or lateness:
When a student is late without excuse, he or she is still considered to be truant.
Chronic absenteeism could result in referral to The Department of Human Services and may result in removal from Eastern University Academy Charter School.
Pursuant to PA Act 22, any student who accrues ten (10) consecutive unexcused absences will be assumed to have been voluntarily withdrawn from the school, and be dropped from the school’s rolls.