Leaving school early is called an EARLY DISMISSAL. Acceptable reasons for taking a student out of class during the day are the same as they would be for an excused absence (see Attendance & Tardiness). It is recommended that a written note, signed by a parent or guardian, be given to the teacher BEFORE the start of school on the day the early dismissal is required. The student will be called from class when the parent/guardian arrives at the office to check them out. Also, we request that you do not ask to have students dismissed between 3:00 and 3:10 unless absolutely necessary. PLEASE REMEMBER: students should never leave school for any reason during the day without checking out through the office. This policy is for your child's protection.