Drop off students should arrive to school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Bus students will be allowed into the building at 8:30 a.m. Bus students that arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 will need to go to the breakfast room to have breakfast. Drop off and students on buses that arrive at 8:45 or later are to get breakfast from the line and report directly to their classroom.
Students who arrive on time will have a better chance to achieve. Students who arrive after 9:00 a.m. will be marked tardy. Tardy students must be signed in at the front desk upon arrival. If a student is going to be tardy and will need a school lunch you must notify the office by 9:30am. A tardy will only be excused if a written notice of the reason is provided. See Attendance Process for reasons a tardy/absence will be excused.
Students arriving after 10:30 are marked “absent” for one-half day. See Attendance Process for further information about absences.
Breakfast will start at 8:30 am. We encourage all students to eat breakfast. Breakfast will not be served after 9:00 am. Please ensure your child arrives to school prior to 9:00 to take advantage of breakfast.
Students will have a lunch and recess period each day. All students will have the option to purchase lunch each day, or parents may choose to pack lunches. We place one lunch order each morning. If your child arrives to school after 9:30, they will not be provided a lunch. If your child will be tardy, please call the front office to let them know if your child will need a lunch. If you bring lunch to your child during school hours, you must drop the lunch off at the front desk.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON THEIR SACK OR LUNCH BOX IF YOU PACK YOUR LUNCH.
Students who leave school early, including during the last 30 minutes of the day, are marked as “early dismissal.” This is part of the attendance record for your child.
DISMISSAL AND PICK-UP TIMES
Staff will escort students to their appropriate destinations for dismissal by 3:30 p.m. Students must adhere to school wide-rules during dismissal time. Students must have a note if they will not be using the normal means of transportation. See Emergency Changes in Transportation for more information.
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
In case of severe weather, the principal will notify local TV stations regarding the decision to close school or delay its opening. In addition, an all-call will be made to all students with current phone numbers. Groveport Community School will be closed due to inclement weather whenever Groveport Community School deems necessary. We will consider transportation of students when this decision is made.
For School Cancellations due to Inclement Weather:
If Groveport Community School is open, and your resident school district is closed, it will be an excused absence. However, to receive an excused absence, you must either notify the office by phone or in writing within three days. If your resident district is running a two hour delay, due to inclement weather only, students who ride the bus will not be considered tardy if they arrive by bus. Please make arrangements for your child if you are not home and school must be dismissed early due to an emergency.
Groveport Community School may be required to make up days in which the school is forced to close due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If additional days need to be made up the school will contact parents with additional information indicating the date of make-up days. The days may be made up at the end of the year or on any day school is currently not in session (such as spring break).