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Sikeston Public Schools

Southeast Elementary School
2300 Ables Road

Sikeston, Missouri 63801

(573) 472-0707

 

 

Attendance Reminders!

 

Our school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.  Arriving to school after 8:30 will result in your child accumulating a tardy.  Please keep in mind that even though your child may only be a few minutes late, several tardies can add up quickly to a significant amount of instructional time being lost.  Please refer to the district policy below that outlines the consequences for tardies. 

  • 2nd morning tardy:  office referral; letter sent to parent
  • 3rd morning tardy:  office referral; reprimand; letter sent to parent
  • 4th morning tardy:  office referral; letter sent to parent; loss of one recess
  • 5th morning tardy:  office referral; letter sent to parent; loss of two recesses
  • 6 or more morning tardies:  office referral; letter sent to parent; one day of ISS; referral to Juvenile Office.

 

If your child is sick, or if there is a family emergency, please inform the office of your child’s absence before 9:00 am the following day.  If we do not hear from you as to why your child is/was absent, the absence is considered to be unexcused.  Please refer to the district policy below that outlines the consequences for unexcused absences. 

  • 1st absence: letter mailed home
  • 2nd absence: letter mailed home
  • 3rd absence: one day of ISS; letter mailed home; referral made to diversion program with Scott County Juvenile Office
  • 4th absence: one day of ISS; letter mailed home; school social worker contacted; update sent to Juvenile Office
  • 5th absence: one day of ISS; letter mailed home; absence reported to Juvenile Office
  • 6th & subsequent absences: one day of ISS; letter mailed home; truancy court referral made to Juvenile Office

 

Also keep in mind that routinely checking a student out early can also add up to hours and days of unexcused absences.    The students are working together as classes to maintain perfect attendance, so help them out by trying as much as possible to make all appointments after 3:30.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school any time. 

 

Respectfully,

Alecia Jordan
Principal