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General Information and Attendance

General Information

School Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

If you need to leave school during school hours, parents must pick you up at the school office. Your parents must notify the school before hand.


If a student is sick or must be absent from school, a parent or guardian must call the school by 8:30 a.m. The phone number is (208) 357-5580. This information may be left on the school answering machine as well. Parents or guardians are the the only people who may excuse a student from school.


Placement of Students

Stuart Elementary does not allow parent requests. However, we place your child in the classes that will provide the best environment for opportunity to succeed and at the same time maintain a balance between classes. Many factors are considered in making this decision. Academic, emotional, social, and personal needs of each students are considered by the teacher, counselor, and principal.

Tardy Policies

Tardiness is not accepted. A student is considered tardy if they are not in their seat when the bell rings.


1st Tardy – Verbal warning by teacher
2nd Tardy – Last verbal warning by teacher
3rd Tardy – Parent contacted and in-class punishment
4th Tardy – Parent contacted and automatic office referral

Excused Absences

  • Illness
  • Injury
  • Doctor/Dentist appointment
  • Pre-approved family convenience
  • Death in the family
  • Mandated court appearances

Please remember these are still considered absences

Unexcused Absences

  • Babysitting
  • Did not get up on time
  • Uncleared absences
  • Student leaves school, class or stays in another part of the building without checking out with the secretary

School Approved Activities

Students who miss one or more classes for a school-approved activity are expected to gather the assignments from their teachers BEFORE attending the school activity. No additional make-up privileges will be given.