Attendance Policies

State law requires that students be present 90% of the year to be promoted. In accordance with this law, any student not in attendance for a minimum of 90% of the year may be considered for assignment to an "alternative learning activity" in addition to completing make-up assignments. The attendance committee (principal, counselor and teacher) is responsible for this decision.

Please Remember: School begins promptly at 8:05. It is very important that your child comes to school every day and on time. A student is considered tardy after 8:05 a.m. Students entering the instructional area after that time disrupt other students and miss out on important morning procedures and instructions. We are required to report excessive absences, which may result in the intervention of the district's attendance officer.

To have absences/tardies considered excused, the following must be provided by the parent/ guardian:

  1. Date(s) of tardiness/absence
  2. Cause of tardiness/absence
  3. Signature of parent/guardian
  4. The student must submit a note to the principal on the day of his/her return to school. If a note is not received within three days of the student's return, the absence must be recorded as unexcused.

 

Reasons for excused absences may include the observance of a religious holy day, including traveling for that purpose. However, there must be a written request for the excused absence submitted to the principal by the parent prior to the absence.

A note from a doctor, dentist, or other health care professional will excuse any absence for part of a day if the student begins class or returns to school on the same day of the appointment.

ANY STUDENT LEAVING SCHOOL MUST BE CHECKED OUT THROUGH THE OFFICE. Office personnel will call the classroom for any child being picked up. Parents or other adults should not bypass the office, as teachers will not be able to release the student without prior notification from the front office. We appreciate your cooperation with this policy, which is intended to ensure the safety of your child.