Students arriving even 1 minute late MUST come WITH an adult (whoever brings them to school) to check in with any receptionist. Early specialist class? Child & adult STILL must check in with a receptionist BEFORE going to the specialist.
WHY? To avoid wasting precious teaching time, homeroom teachers take attendance into our database right when school starts. If your child goes straight to class or to a specialist after attendance has been taken, s/he will still be marked absent and the receptionist will spend time tracking you down to ensure that your child is safe.