Tips To Avoid Being Late To School
We need for EVERY CHILD to be here every day on time. On time means this: Your child should be in the classroom, seated, and ready to start the day when the bell rings. We start classroom activities, carry out morning procedures, check student work, and do some one-on-one instruction with students prior to the bell ringing. So if your child is late, they miss out on great opportunities in the classroom! Also, they start the day off feeling rushed, anxious, and a bit behind those who were here earlier. Please be aware that if your child comes through the doors after the bell rings, THEY ARE TARDY and must be accompanied by a parent.
Here are some tips to avoid being tardy:
1. Make sure your child has everything together before leaving the house the night before.
2. Leave 10 minutes earlier when there is bad weather.
3. Get your child an alarm clock and begin to train him or her to be responsible for rising when the alarm goes off.
4. Don't EVER let a child wait until the morning to do homework, get papers signed, or pack a lunch.
5. Choose and lay out clothing for the next day before going to bed.
6. If you simply cannot get your child here on time, please consider having him or her ride the school bus.
7. Let your child eat breakfast at school and avoid that morning hassle!
"For Our Learning to Grow, Our Absences (and tardies) Must Be Low!"
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Hello! I am Mrs. Maureen Durst, and I am a certified School Counselor in Preston County. I am at three schools: Terra Alta East Preston, Aurora, and Fellowsville Elementary. I grew up in Preston County and will always call this place my home. I attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, where I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I also have my Master's degree in School Counseling from West Virginia University. I am certified to counsel all age groups (PreK-Adult). I am also a National Board Certified Counselor. This is my third year as a school counselor in Preston County, and I am excited to continue my journey with all my awesome students!