Attendance

Good attendance is mandatory, as stated in one of the goals for Kingman Academy of Learning. Parents must call the school or send a note to report an absence or tardy. Any student arriving at school after the designated starting time is considered tardy.

WHEN A STUDENT RETURNS TO SCHOOL FOLLOWING AN ABSENCE, HE/SHE MUST BRING A WRITTEN STATEMENT SIGNED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN STATING THE DATE OR DATES AND THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WORD SICK OR ILL. BE SPECIFIC AS TO THE CAUSE, i.e. FLU, HEADACHE, FEVER.

When school is in session during inclement weather, students who do not attend will be marked absent. This will include students who arrive late or leave early when inclement weather has not caused school closure.

If student absences are excessive, parents will be required to meet with the school principal to determine subsequent action.

Perfect Attendance

At the end of the year, an award will be given to each student who has attended school every day of the school year. A student who checks out of school before the end of the day may be counted absent one-half day, and will not receive a perfect attendance award. Please check with your child's school for time guidelines if you have any questions. Students who miss ½ day of school or have 6 or more tardies will not be eligible for this award.

Early Arrivals

No student is to be on the school grounds before 7:30 a.m. If a student is going to be brought to school before that time, the parents must make arrangements with the administrator the day before to ensure supervision of the child.

Beginning the Day

Students are expected to be in their seats and ready to begin the day at the designated starting time. At the beginning of each school day, the Salute to the American Flag will be given. Also, a moment of silence will be observed. Participation is voluntary. Students in the 4th - 6th grades will recite the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States.

Lunch

Children may bring a brown bag lunch each day. Students at all KAOL schools may order lunch from local vendors each day. Specific vendor schedules, menus, and price lists will be sent home the first week of school. Milk will be sold for a minimal charge at the Primary and Intermediate Schools.

Students should have a nutritious breakfast and lunch to be able to function successfully.

Early Check-Outs

In an effort to minimize disruption to our classrooms, we will not allow parents to pick up their children the last 20-25 minutes of any school day. If your child has an appointment immediately after school, you will need to pick them up before the designated time listed below for each school.

  • Primary School: 2:15 pm
  • Intermediate School: 3:30 pm
  • Middle School: 3:30 pm

Emergency School Closing

In the event of severe inclement weather or an emergency situation, school may be closed or starting time delayed. Always assume that school will be in session. If you have a question regarding the possibility of school closure, listen to the local radio station or check our website http://www.kaolaz.org/ for up-to-date information.