From the Attendance Office. . .
ATTENDANCE POLICY 20-21
Irregular attendance and truancies are highly associated with dropping out of school and risky behaviors.When a student is absent from school, they are missing valuable instruction time, regardless of the reason. Regular attendance is essential for the success of all students, as such, student attendance is monitored closely by the Attendance Specialist and is even more important during Distance Learning. Punctuality and regular attendance are important requirements for success at Castle Park Middle School, both online and in-person.
Monday through Thursday: 8:20 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:20 a.m.- 1:20 p.m.
School begins at 8:20 am Monday-Thursday with Advisory, also known as Homeroom. On Friday, School begins at 9:00 am with Period 1. Students should arrive to class on video no later than 8:15 a.m. Mon-Thurs and no later than 8:55 a.m. on Friday in order to be ready for video attendance check-in.
Excused Tardy/ Excused Absence: Tardies or absences are excused only for students’ illness, medical appointments, death in the immediate family, or other lawful reasons. If a student is tardy due to technology or connection issues, the student must contact the teacher via Jupiter Grades before 3:00 the same day of the absence. If a student is absent from one or more classes, the parent MUST leave a message at the attendance office (498.6011) to clear the absence. Parents can also fill out this form to clear student absences. Excessive unexcused absences may result in Saturday School upon reopening.
From the Registrar. . .
Proof of Residency: Every year we are required to have current proof of residency on file for every student, new and continuing. This may be in the form of a current utility bill, mortgage statement, or rental contract and receipt. Contact the registrar at 498.6012 for more information.
Free/Reduced Lunch Application: At the time of registration, you must turn in your application for free/reduced lunch status to the cafeteria.
Moving: If you plan to move any time during the school year, contact the registrar.
New Students: Your child will need three Hepatitis B shots ands whooping cough vaccine to enter grade 7. This series takes four to six months to complete. Your child will also need a second MMR. Bring your child’s updated yellow California Immunization Record to the school office and present it to the school nurse. If you have questions, please contact our school nurse.