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715 Hartford Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28209
Courier #: 519
P: 980-343-5826  |  F: 980-343-5856 
LC: Central
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: PreK-5
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Have an absence to report?


Let our secretary know in advance if your child will be absent so that we can notify your child's teacher by emailing her at

All students are expected to be in attendance each day school is in session.  Absences, late arrivals, and early dismissals all have an adverse impact on student learning and progress.  With that in mind, parents and students are encouraged to place regular school attendance as a top priority during the school year. 


Please schedule routine appointments after school hours.

Please schedule family vacations when school is not in session.


Students who leave before 11:30 a.m. will be counted absent for the day.  Parents must send a written excuse to the teacher within two days that the student returns to school from any absence.  The absence will be coded unlawful without an acceptable excuse.


***If your child took time out of school for a learning experience, please fill out the form below and return it to school.


Extended Absences

Instructional Expectations for Students with Extended Absences 8.22.21_ (003).pdf

Educational Opportunity Request Form


Early Dismissal


Routine appointments should be scheduled before or after school hours.  If a student must leave the school during the day for an appointment, a note should be sent to the teacher.  


 It is necessary for the parent or guardian to sign the child’s name and his/her name on a sign in/sign out card provided in the office for early dismissals. Parents will not be permitted to pick up students from the classroom.  Students will be called to the office to go home. 


In order to avoid confusion and disruption of school dismissal, early dismissal will end at 2:00 p.m.  After 2:00 p.m., early dismissal will not be allowed.  Also, please note that all transportation changes will need be made by 2:00 p.m. each day. This is for safety purposes.  Parents will have to follow normal dismissal procedures by waiting in the car rider lane.  No parents should come to the front door to pick up a child at dismissal.  Please stay in your car!


*If your child rides an after school day care van, the Day Care Center should be called when your child leaves school early.

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website ( is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email the Web Accessibility Team at WebAccessibility or Call: 980.343.0115. In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.