Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters Every Day
Posted on 08/22/2019
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Attendance Matters! Regular school attendance promotes academic success. Every school day counts! Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently and more. Thank you parents for your support!

Attendance Standard

  • All students are expected to be on time and present each day school is open during the school year.

  • Students may not be absent from school without permission of the principal/designee. 

    • The school principal or designee is the only person authorized to excuse a student’s absence.
    • A note from a parent/guardian is a request that a student’s absence be excused.
    • When a student accumulates an excessive number of absences (5 days in a calendar month or 10 days within 90 calendar days) and additional absences occur which are caused by illness, a written statement from a physician verifying that the absence was caused by an illness may be required by the principal to be submitted by the parent/guardian. 
  • Tardies deprive students of important instructional time. Excessive tardies may result in disciplinary action. Habitual tardiness is defined as six (6) or more tardies to school or to an individual class per quarter.

  • For enforcement of compulsory school attendance, three unexcused tardies or unexcused early sign-outs may, at the discretion of the school principal, be considered equal to one day of absence.

Attendance Matters - Promoting Academic Success