Attendance and Tardy Expectations

Memminger School of Global Studies

Attendance and Tardy Expectations



We are excited to begin our 2018-2019 school year and like you, our goal is for your child to have a successful year at school. We are excited to meet our new students and welcome our returning students back. This letter is to inform all families of the Memminger attendance and tardy expectations.


School doors open at 7:45 AM – Do not drop off your student earlier!

The LATE bell will ring at 8:10 AM; your student is tardy if they arrive after the late bell. As you know, it is required by the state of South Carolina that your child attend school regularly. Good standing with behavior and excellent attendance are conditions for attending Memminger Elementary for magnet status or as a District 20 zoned student.

Magnet status will be reconsidered and could possibly be revoked if there are
tardy or truancy problems.

If your student arrives after the LATE bell, he/she is tardy . You a re required to come in and sign your student into school while providing a reason for being late.

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Code of Conduct states when a student accumulates THREE consecutive unexcused or a total of FIVE unexcused absences, they are considered TRUANT . CCSD outlines a policy/procedure on truancy to include:

● If your student is absent you must send in a note for the missed days, whether it is an excused or
unexcused absence.
● Excused absences include: illness, medical/dental appointment, bereavement (death in the family)
CCSD Intervention on Truancy. Memminger will strictly enforce district policy.
● Initial interventions: letter from school
● School conference and intervention plan, if parent does not attend, then…
● Student referred to the district office
● DSS referral for educational neglect

Please know you taking an active role in having your child on time and present at Memminger will greatly support and improves their academic success. As a school/parent team, please let us know if we can help or provide additional information.

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