Attendance Policy

Attendance in school is a vital part of a student’s success and must be a priority for students and families. We are making an effort to communicate with parents and students when attendance is becoming a factor that takes away from learning. Each school’s Attendance Officer (AO) will be contacting parents throughout the trimester as absences increase. Students who miss 18 days of school with unexcused absences may be subject to being dis-enrolled. If you have any questions you may contact your student’s school for assistance. If your child is absent 18 or more days, the school reserves the option to withdraw the student from the school.

Attendence 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:
    3rd Day Missed: AO calls home to inform parents and to stress the importance of being in school.
    6th Day Missed: AO calls home. 1st letter is sent home
    9th Day Missed: Admin calls home, stresses the importance of school and informs parents that a meeting will be required if a student continues to be absent.
    12th Day Missed: AO calls home informing parents that a parent meeting is now required.
    15th Day Missed: Another phone call from AO and 2nd letter is sent home warning parents of a potential drop from school.
    18th Day Missed: Student will potentially be dropped from school. An official drop letter and phone call from Admin will follow as well.
  3. If your child is experiencing extenuating circumstances, such as 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.