School begins at 8:10 am at the Serra Mesa campus and 8:30 am at the Tierrasanta campus. A student arriving to school after 8:10 am will be considered “late” and after 8:40 am will be considered “tardy” at the Serra Mesa campus. A student arriving to school after 8:30 am will be considered “late” and after 9:00 am will be considered “tardy” at the Tierrasanta campus. All late and tardy students must report to the office to receive a tardy slip before being admitted to the classroom. Unexcused arrivals after the start of the day disrupt classroom instruction, impacting both the individual child’s learning and that of the entire class.
Students shall be classified as truant if the student is absent from school without a valid excuse 3 full days in one school year, or if the student is tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on 3 occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof. Such students shall be reported to the Principal or designee.
In addition, students shall be classified as a chronically truant if the student is absent from school without a valid excuse for 10 percent or more of the school days in one school, from the date of enrollment to the current date.
Tardiness due to a doctor/dentist visit requires a note from the doctor’s office upon return.
At the Tierrasanta campus only: If students arrive after 8:40 am, please walk them into the lobby of the Vista Grande office. Use your cell phone or the phone in that lobby to call our Tierrasanta office (the office number is posted above the phone). An Elevate staff member will then meet you in the lobby to walk your student up to class.