It is not unusual for a few kids to be habitually late for school almost every day and other kids that are picked up 15 minutes or so early. That brings us to tip #82.
Tip #82: Respect school hours.
Parents may think that being a few minutes late in the morning isn't important, but this is when the teacher is establishing morning routines and giving announcements. When a child comes in late they miss out on assignments that are not easily made-up. On the other hand, when parents want to beat the crowd and check their child out a few minutes early every day, their child misses out on reminders and last minute annoucements. Being 15 minutes late or leaving 15 minutes early may not seem like a lot of time, but teachers have less than seven hours to fit in a whole lot of learning of the school day and every minute counts and these minutes add up throughout the year. It also gives your child the idea that time is not important.