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Early Release Policy

Early Release Policy

Student Absence and Early Dismissal Policy


The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program is federally funded. As a 

funding requirement, students are expected to attend the 21st CCLC program (5) days per week 

for three (3) hours each day.


The 21st CCLC program understands that situations do occur that cause students to need to leave 

early or miss a day altogether.  The bulleted items contain examples of excusable reasons for signing

out of early or missing the 21st CCLC program.

  • Medical appointments.
  • Family Emergencies.
  • Illness.
  • Weather conditions.
  • Custody agreements and court appearances.
  • Observation of religious holidays or ceremonies.
  • Extreme transportation constraints.
  • Parallel Program (Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts, sports league, religion classes, etc.).
  • Walkers; 21st CCLC students authorized by their parent/guardian to walk home. These                        students will be signed out 30 minutes before dark during the winter months. 
It is a policy that "Early Releases" need to be kept to a minimum. 

The 21st CCLC program encourages students to attend Monday – Friday after school until 6:00 pm

in order to gain the most benefit from the program and to be academically and socially successful.


For students picked-up before 6:00 p.m., we ask “authorized adults” to write their qualifying 

condition for early release in the Note/Early Release line next to their signature on the student 

sign-out sheets.  In the event that a student needs to leave early on a set of days, the parent/guardian 

is required to fill out the Early Release Form, with signature, for the specific days, dates, and time.