In order to ensure your child is not marked absent, you should inform your child’s teacher in writing and in advance if your child will arrive late to school due to a scheduled appointment (an email is acceptable).  Students who arrive after 8:00 AM due to a planned appointment, must be escorted to their classroom by a parent, guardian, or any other adult responsible for dropping off the child at school and their tardiness will be noted by the homeroom teacher as an excused tardy, as long as they have provided the teacher with a valid note of excuse explaining the child’s tardiness.