Attendance Policy

Regular school attendance is vital to each child’s academic success.  Learning goes on every day, and if a child is absent excessively, they will find it difficult to keep up with their schoolwork. Habits are formed in early years that have lasting results.

IF THE HABIT OF BEING ON TIME IS FORMED EARLY, THE PATTERN WILL BE CARRIED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS TO COME.

Procedures

  1.  Parents must call the appropriate school office between 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. to  report their child’s absence.

  2.    Notification schedule:

    1. 10 absences:  Letter will be sent home 

    2. 15 absences:  Conference with administration 

    3. 20 absences:  Truancy Office notified for action

  3.   If your child is experiencing extenuating circumstances, like a hospital stay or under doctor’s care please contact the school administration.

  4.   When making doctor or dental appointments, every effort should be made to schedule     them after 3:00 p.m.  However, if it is absolutely necessary to leave during school hours, the parent/guardian must sign the child out in the school office.  The office will then excuse the student from class.

  5. When absences occur, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and/or student to make arrangements to make up any missed work.

  6.  A student that arrives to school after 9:30 a.m. will be considered absent for ½ of a day.