Checking Out Students Early:
At Rio Del Oro Elementary, every minute counts! Each school day ends at 2:30p.m, with an early release time of 1:30 on Mondays. I have noticed that we have many parents that check their students out 15-20 minutes prior to the release time. Now I realize that sometimes there are doctor or dentist appointments, but often times, it is just "easier" to pick students up at that time. Please understand that we use every minute of the school day for instruction and, yes, 15-20 minutes can make a difference. The end of the school day is also a time to review the day's key learning as well as going over homework, so it is imperative that your child hear this information. Thank you in advance, for adhering to the release time and allowing your child to stay for the full day.School Attendance/Absences
It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that students attend school promptly and regularly. (Educational Code, Article 6, Section 48290). Following any absence, the student should bring a signed parent note to school stating their full name, reason, and date of absence. In addition, parents may call the office at (530) 749-0690 to leave this information on voice mail or with the attendance clerk. Any absence not cleared within three (3) school days will be treated as truancy. The law specifically states that a pupil must be legally excused for compulsory attendance purposes for the following situations:
• Personal illness or injury
• Medical, dental, optometric, or chiropractic service rendered
• Attendance at the funeral of an immediate family member
• Exclusion for failure to present evidence of immunizations
• Exclusion from school for a contagious disease
The attendance clerk will keep a record of all absences. Serious attendance problems will be referred to administration for action, and referral to all appropriate agencies will be made.
We are proud of the educational program offered at Rio Del Oro Elementary School. Parents are always welcome to visit the school and observe in their child’s classroom. Please call your child’s teacher to arrange a time to visit.
When visiting, please report to the office and obtain a visitor’s pass. While observing in the classroom, allow the teacher to continue instructional activities by requesting a separate time to meet to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Visitors are not permitted on the playground nor in the cafeteria.
UPDATE STUDENT INFORMATION:
For every student who attends a Plumas Lake Elementary School District school, an updated, complete registration form must be filled out each year. This form gives us the necessary information to deal with any emergencies that may arise. EMERGENCY NUMBERS ARE VITAL! It is essential to the safety and well being of our students that we be notified of any changes to the information on the registration forms. We will only release children to parents, guardians, or names of people you list on the registration form.