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Proposed Student Dismissal Policy

New Dismissal Policy
 
Due to a high number of student dismissals during the course of the year, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School administration will be proposing the following policy to the School Committee on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Parents can send their comments to Mr. Terranova at bterranova@capetech.us or call at 508-432-4500 ext 216 
 
DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL
If you need to have your child dismissed early from school, please notify the Attendance Office prior to the 7:54 bell. Dismissal notes must contain the date and time of the dismissal for the student, the student's name, the student's grade, the student's parent's/guardian's printed  name(s), the student's parent's/guardian's signature,  the student's parent's/guardian's phone number that they can be reached at that day and  the name of the authorized adult who will be picking up the student. Dismissal notes must also contain the reason for dismissal.

 

When picking your child up, please report to the reception area/Attendance Office where children will be dismissed; parents or guardians must introduce themselves to the receptionist, provide appropriate identification, and sign their child out. The high school administration reserves the right to determine the legitimacy of a dismissal request, and to approve or deny the request. In cases of emergency, please call the High School Office so appropriate arrangements to have your child ready for dismissal can be made. No student will be released from school on the basis of a phone call. Children will not be dismissed to another adult, including a non-custodial parent, without the written permission of the custodial parent or guardian. Court documents such as restraining orders and custody agreements must also be on file in the Guidance Department. Students who drive their own vehicle to school may be dismissed with a verifiable aforementioned note submitted to the attendance office prior to the 7:54 am bell from their parent/guardian at the discretion of the high school administration. Students who drive to and from school will not be allowed to provide transportation for fellow students who are also dismissed.

 

Dismissal Request Procedure
  1. Student submits written request signed by parent/guardian to the High School Office day(s)prior to or by 7:54 a.m. on the day of dismissal.  Notes must contain the date and time of the dismissal for the student, the student's name, the student's grade, the student's parent's/guardian's printed  name(s), the student's parent's/guardian's signature,  the student's parent's/guardian's phone number that they can be reached at that day and the name of the authorized adult who will be picking up the student.  Dismissal notes must also contain the reason for dismissal.
  2. Student's dismissal time is reported on the daily attendance sheet.
  3. The student's parent/guardian, in all cases, will be called to verify dismissal notes. If a parent is not reached via phone, students who drive their own vehicle will not be permitted to leave school grounds.
  4. Dismissed students must be picked up by their parent/guardian or another adult authorized by their parent/guardian.
  5. Dismissed students must leave the school grounds immediately.
  6. Dismissed students are required to make up the work and time from the missed class(es).  Students who do not make up work and time will be given a 0 for their grade from that day.
No request will be honored unless the above procedure is followed correctly and the information contained in the request is satisfactory to the principal or the assistant principal. Unexcused dismissals prior to 11:00 am are equal to an unexcused absence. Dismissals by the school nurse are not excused. Parents picking up an ill student at school are advised to seek medical care for their student. Students who are 18 years of age or older must follow the dismissal process and must provide all the information of the dismissal process. Students who are 18 or older will not be permitted to "sign themselves out" if they have not followed the policy. Failure to complete the dismissal form may lead to denial of the dismissal request or loss of parking privileges if the student drives a vehicle to school.



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