• Presence in school is a strong indicator for future success. We encourage regular attendance and look forward to a successful 2021-2022 school year with your student.

    Students arriving after 9:55 a.m. during a regularly scheduled school day without proper documentation will be marked absent for that day.

    To notify BES of an absence, please prior to 9:55 a.m. do any of the following:


    Please provide the following information in your notification: 

    • Student’s first and last name
    • Teacher's Name
    • Reason for absence
    • Your name, relationship to student, and your contact phone number
  • TARDIES

    • School begins at 7:55 a.m.
    • If your child is not in their classroom at 7:55 a.m. when the bell rings, they are considered TARDY for the day.  
    • If your child has a dental or doctor appointment in the day and they will be arriving late to school, make sure you bring a note from the dentist or the doctor.

  • Doctor’s Appointments:

    Arriving late/and or leaving early for any reason other than a medical appointment is considered ONE absence for the day. A student may not miss more than TEN full days and or parts of days in a six-month period.  A parent meeting will be requested when a student reaches SEVEN absences.

  • ATTENDANCE

    • Attendance is taken daily at 9:55 a.m.
    • If your child is not at school when the attendance bell rings, they are considered absent.
    • If your child is off campus during attendance time (part of day or whole day) for sickness or has a doctor’s appointment, please send a parent or doctor’s note within 5 days of the absence.
    • Please provide written documentation for early dismissal. Checking a student out before 2:40pm counts as “early dismissal” and is considered unexcused, unless we have documentation of an appropriate “leave early” reason.  Possible excused reasons for early dismissal include dental or medical appointments, funerals, and personal illness determined by the school nurse.

  • Parent Notes:

    Arriving late/and or leaving early for any reason other than a medical appointment is considered ONE absence for the day. A student may not miss more than TEN full days and or parts of days in a six-month period.  A parent meeting will be requested when a student reaches SEVEN absences.