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Every day counts. Attend today, achieve tomorrow.
  • According to state law, school attendance is mandatory for children.
  • Students will be excused for the following absences and tardies; a doctor/dental appointment, death in the family, religious commitment, illness, family emergency, or diagnostic testing.
  • When missing school for an illness or an appointment, a doctor's note shall be required, especially for absences of three consecutive days or more and whenever a pattern of absences is present.
  • Family vacations are unexcused absences.
  • Students with no unexcused absences or tardies will receive monthly attendance certificates.

Late Students Will:


  1. Be escorted to the office by a parent or guardian.
  2. Check in at the office to receive a tardy slip.
  3. Return the tardy slip to the classroom teacher.

  *Students are considered late if they arrive after the 7:45 bell has rung.

Student Release:

  • Students may be released to designated adults during school hours.
  • Adults are required to show photo identification.
  • Children will not be released during the school day to walk home alone.

Arrival & Release

Please do not drop students off prior to 7:15 a.m.  As a courtesy to our JBES families, supervised early arrival will begin each day at 7:15 a.m. in the cafeteria.    Breakfast is served at 7:25 a.m., and supervision on the playground begins at 7:30 a.m.  Students should not be on the playground prior to 7:30 a.m. unless they are being closely supervised by a parent or guardian.   At the 7:42 a.m. warning bell, students are to quickly line up, in their assigned location, to walk to their classroom with their teacher.  The tardy bell rings at 7:45 a.m.  All students arriving after the 7:45 a.m. bell are considered tardy, and will be sent to the office to check-in and receive a tardy slip. For safety, students arriving more than 5 minutes late need to be escorted into the office by a parent or guardian to be checked in .   Dismissal time is 1:55 p.m. each day.  Parents and guardians must go to the office and present a picture i.d. to pick up a student for an early release.

Abbreviated Day

Listen to the radio; log-on to the APS website,;  monitor the school's website,; or watch television (local channels 4, 7, or 13 would be best) or check the APS Facebook page for up-to-date decisions on changes in school schedules. Lunch will be served on abbreviated days.