Arrival, Dismissal & Attendance

King Center Academic Day

The King Center Charter School academic day begins at 8:00am (Morning drop off begins at 7:55a.m.) and ends at 3:15pm. Dismissal will begin at 3:05pm with bussing provided by the Buffalo Public Schools Transportation Department.

If you wish to pick your student up from King Center you MUST contact Debbie Smith (819-7912 ex. 200) by 1:00pm.

Attendance Policies

A student will be counted as late if he or she arrives after 8:15 am.

All late students must first check in at the front desk of the school.

All students are expected to attend school everyday unless a written note legally excuses them from a legal guardian or a doctor. See below for a list of reasons for an excused absence. Unexcused absences should never occur at KCCS. For the sake of safety, the school will follow up with the family and, if necessary, with the appropriate authorities if a child is absent and a legal guardian has not contacted the school to excuse him or her.

After 5 unexcused absences, parents will receive a letter and a phone call. After 8 unexcused absences, you will be required to attend a conference with the KCCS leadership team. After 10 unexcused absences, the family can be reported to Child Protective Services for educational neglect. After 20 consecutive absences, you may forfeit your student’s registration at the school. Written notification will be sent to the home indicating that your child is not considered enrolled. Your child may also be retained in his or her current grade if a persistent record of non-attendance continues even if the absences are excused.