• New Parent/Guardian Procedures for 2020-2021

    If your child will be absent from school please call the attendance line at 913-667-6279 by 8:45 am.

    You may also email Starla Newberry, Attendance Secretary, Jackie Johnson, Student Records, and Tara Brown, Nurse, at se@usd232.org, as well. 

    Attendance

    Starside will be taking regular attendance. Starla Newberry, our Attendance Secretary calls families to check on students who have not notified the school of an absence.

     

    OPTIONAL REMOTE parents need to report absences each day.

     

    HYBRID parents need to report absences:

    • Any time your student is supposed to be at school.
    • Any time your student is unable to report to their Morning Meeting on Zoom on their at-home learning day.
    • Anytime your child is unable to report to their Morning Meeting on Zoom on "C" days. If your student is ill, PLEASE include all symptoms and if diagnosed with Flu, Strep, or Covid-19.

     

     

    Dropping off your child after the start of school:

    • Submit the absence online or call/email the office to notify the school that your child will be late. Please let us know the reason for the tardy (appointment, headache, or just running late).
    • You DOneed to safely escort your elementary-aged child to the front door. Ring the bell and we will let only your child inside.
    • If we have not heard from a parent/guardian the tardy will be marked as unexcused, so please do not forget to notify the office of the reason for the tardy.

     

    Checking your child out of school early:

    • Please call or email to notify the office and teacher ahead of time.
    • Have an ID ready to show when picking up your child.
    • Press the bell, show your ID, and let us know who you are checking out.
    • We will let you inside where you may wait for your child in the foyer.
    • We will locate your child and send him/her to you in the foyer.

     

    We sincerely appreciate your patience and support during this time. If you have any questions, please call 913-667-6270 and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can!

     

    Basic Guidlines - Reporting An Absence

    If your child will be absent from school please call the attendance line at 913-667-6279 by 8:45 am.

    You may also email Starla Newberry, Attendance Secretary, Jackie Johnson, Student Records, and Tara Brown, Nurse, at se@usd232.org, as well. 

     

    • Good attendance is essential to success in school. Absences are at times unavoidable due to illness or family concerns.
    • Students are expected to attend school and to be present and punctual for all classes each day that school is in session. The only acceptable reasons for absence are: Illness, court appearance, family emergencies (funerals, critical illness), religious holidays, and school-sponsored events.
    • Absence for illness will be excused upon receiving verification from the parent no later than the day the student returns to school. Students are expected to make up work missed. Building Principals may request a doctor’s statement if the absence is for more than three days in a row, five days per semester, or seven days in a school year.
    • Absence by parent request for family and personal reasons is acceptable provided arrangements are made through the Building Principal in advance of the absence. The number of days allowed for parent request will be limited to five per semester. Make-up work is expected. 
    • Unexcused absences and repeated, excessive tardies are subject to disciplinary actions and may evolve into truancy under the Statutes of the State of Kansas.

     

    Late Arrival (After 8:45 am)

    If a student arrive after 8:45 am and there are NO adult staff members actively opening doors, parents need to park their vehicle and walk their student into the school and sign them in as tardy.

    Early Sign-Out (Before 3:50 pm)

    Parents need to park their vehicle and come into the school building to request their student for early sign-out.  Students will not be called out of class until the parent or person picking them up comes into the office to sign them out. If a parent is sending another adult or older sibling to pick up a student, the parent must notify the office that this person has permission to pick up the student. Please make sure you are allowing yourself enough time to wait for your student to be called out of class. If your child is between classes it might take 5-10 minutes to locate your child. We appreciate your patience in our effort to maximize learning time for students and to keep them safe.