The school day at Michael C. Riley begins for students at 7:45 AM and ends at 2:45 PM. It is important to attend school every day
in order to have the best educational experience.
If a student is
absent for more than three consecutive days parents will be contacted by
the Data Specialist at the school. The school board or its designee
can approve or disapprove absences in excess of ten (10) days.
Carolina defines truancy as three consecutive unlawful student
absences. A student absence is unlawful if the parent does not send in a
note explaining the absence or if the parent has removed the student
from school for a reason other than personal illness, death, or a
religious holiday. If a student is unlawfully absent from school more
than ten (10) days consecutively, he/she will be withdrawn from
membership. Parents are encouraged to have their child/children at
school every day barring circumstances that require the student to
remain at home. Please remember to send a note to school explaining the
absence when your child/children returns to school.