If you wish for your child to eat breakfast at Buford Elementary School, we ask that your child be in the cafeteria no later than 7:15 in the morning.
Please click on the Parent Portal icon to access your child's attendance and academic records. For more information, please click Parent Portal Directions.docx or contact Robin Jewett, Instructional Facilitator/Testing Coordinator.
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Did you know that tardiness and absenteeism is a growing problem?
According to Children’s Law Office, USC, June 2005, "Children usually begin their school careers very excited and eager to learn. School is an exciting place to be, and children’s social lives often revolve around school, school friends, and school activities. When children do not attend school regularly or are chronically tardy in elementary school, patterns are set that are difficult to break. Attachment to school may not occur, leading to student apathy. As these children grow up and
We ask that your child be in his/her classroom no later than 7:30 am to ensure a prompt start of the day. We are excited about a new computer program that we have this year to sign students in and out. It will keep a record of not only students leaving and coming into the building, but also any visitors that we have which will help with security. Also, the front of the building will lock immediately at 7:30 and anyone entering the building after that time will have to be buzzed in. This is a new security feature that our PTO has purchased to help with the safety of our students and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we try to improve our building and safety therein.
attend middle school, the temptation to skip school may increase. Not only are these children at risk academically, but truancy is often the first pre-cursor to future juvenile delinquency. A lack of commitment to school is a risk factor for multiple problems such as substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and dropping out of school.
South Carolina law requires regular school attendance for every child who is at least five years old on or before the first day of September of a particular school year, until the child turns 17 years old. There are several, limited exceptions to this requirement which are listed in S.C. Code Ann. §59-65-30. Parents are primarily responsible for ensuring that their child attends school regularly, and they face statutory penalties if they neglect that responsibility."
Please see the entire document at the following link...Children’s Law Office, USC, June 2005