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By law students must attend school daily.  It is the parent's responsibility to report all absences to the school.  HCDE will allow parents/guardian written excuses to serve as documentation for three (3) of the allowed 5 unexcused absences.  All documentation must be submitted for consideration within five (5) of the students returning to school.  Students may be excused for three days in the event of a death in their immediate families including mother, father, step parent, brother, sister, or grandparent.

Make up work will be assigned when the child returns to school.  Teachers need 24 hours notice to prepare homework to be sent home if the child is not out for more than three days. 

Students who exceed five (5) unexcused absences in a nine-week grading period or twenty (20) unexcused absences in a school year, may jeopardize promotion to the next grade level and can be retained for that school year.


Doors open at 7:30 am, for Kindergarten through grade 5Breakfast doors close at 7:50 am.  students who arrive after 8:00 am will come to the office with an adult to get a tardy slip to go to class.


Students cannot be dismissed early from school after 2:15 pm.  If students have to leave early, parents will need to submit to the school an appointment card or doctors/dental note as documentation.  School is dismissed at 3:00 pm.

School Dress Code Policy

The purpose of a school dress code is to provide additional opportunities for increased school safety, and to encourage our students to experience a greater sense of school identity and belonging. 

Shirts - Collar shirts only or East Lake Elementary T-Shirts. Colors are navy blue, light blue, pale yellow or white.

Sweaters or sweatshirts should also be navy blue, light blue pale yellow or white.

Pants, shirts, skirts, jumpers or skorts, colors navy blue or khaki only.  (Must be past students finger tips when standing up straight).

Leggings in only black, navy blue or white can be worn under jumpers or skirts.  Leggings are not to be worn as pants. 

Belts must be black or brown.

Tennis shoes with socks, sandals, open toes, open heels, boots or slippers are not permitted

Make-up should not be worn

No purses

No writing on any clothing  

Bus Transportation Conduct

Riding the bus is an elective provided by HCDE, and failure to comply with bus rules will be grounds for excluding a student from riding a bus.  Students who endanger and/or harm other students while being transported may warrant suspension of riding privileges, including vandalism of the bus.

School Wide Positive Behavior

Be Respectful

Follow directions of all adults the first time you hear them
Be respectful of yourself, others and all property
Use tone, voice and words appropriately

Be Responsible

Stay on task and allow others to stay on task

Be Safe

Stay in assigned areas
Keep hands and body to yourself at all times

Electronic Devices

Students are provided learning tools.  If a student brings a mobile device to school, the school is not responsible for loss, damage or theft.  students using personal electronic device during the school day without, may lose possession of the item and parents may be asked to pick the item up in the school office.

Homework Policy

It is our expectation that all students spend at least 15 minutes each day reading.  Unfinished work and make-up work are not considered to be homework/study time.    Homework/study time vary from grade to grade, among teachers and from subject to subject.

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