I am writing to remind parents of a few office procedures we utilize throughout the school year.
- Drop Offs for Students:
- Part of being a middle school student is learning to be responsible to bring all things necessary for success at school. Parent drop offs are limited to items critical for academic success.
- Tardy Students:
- Mannion Middle School has a tardy policy that requires students to be at class on time. If an incident at home causes a student to be brought to school late, the parent must escort the student into the building. After the parent enters the student into the database, the student will go to class and will not receive consequences for the tardy. Tardies over 30 minutes are considered an absence for the class period missed.
- Early Release of Students:
- Circumstances will sometimes require parents to pick children up early from school. To pick a child up early, you must show photo ID. Because the bell will rings at 2:11, we will not sign students out early after 2:00. If you arrive after 2:00, your student will have to meet you at the agreed upon location.
- Keep in mind that the process to pick up a student early does take time. Student aides must run the pass, and then students often have to pack up, leave class, visit their locker, and make their way to the main office. Please plan on this process taking approximately ten minutes.
- Absence Notes:
- When a student is ill, please do not call the school to notify us that your student will not be coming that day.
- Upon returning to school, the student is required to bring an absent note within 3 days. If a doctor was visited, we prefer a note from the doctor, but if no doctor was seen, a note from the parent will suffice. Be sure the dates of the absence and the student’s ID number is on the note. Notes should be dropped off in the Deans Office or the Main Office.
- Student absenteeism is recorded and reflected on the Nevada Department of Education’s Star Rating.
If you have any questions regarding these procedures, do not hesitate to reach out to me or the school’s office manager, Sandy Wilson.
Todd C. Petersen, Principal