For students, school is
their workplace. Parents please help out and reinforce this
idea. Be sure your child is in class by 8:10 a.m. After 8:10
a.m., students are considered tardy.
Attendance is taken daily. Any
student not present by 10:00 a.m. will be recorded as absent. When
your child is absent, be sure to complete an absence form (available in the
forms section of the school’s website) and submit to the teacher when your
child returns to school. Be sure to submit this note to avoid an
Please be mindful, absences and late
arrivals interrupt classroom activities and student learning; please avoid them
when possible. Research shows that regular and timely attendance to
school increases opportunities for students to benefit from the educational
programs and experiences provided on campus.
Students do best when present and seated on time at their
AFTER AN ABSENCE
When a student is absent from school, the
student—upon arrival or within five school days of returning to school—must
bring a note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence.
All notes must describe the reason for the absence and include the parent’s
contact numbers. Parent notes may be sent by e-mail but must come from
parent’s verified e-mail account and be sent to the school’s daily attendance
clerk. If the student fails to bring a note or the parent does not
send an e-mail as required within the five school-day period, the absence will
be coded as an unexcused and will count against the student’s official
NOTE: Unless the absence is for a statutorily allowed reason
under compulsory attendance laws, the District is not required to excuse any
absence. Once coded as unexcused absence, the coding will not be changed
without the approval of a campus principal.
DOCTOR’S NOTE AFTER AN ABSENCE FOR ILLNESS
Upon return to school, a student absent for
four or more consecutive days because of personal illness must bring a
statement from a doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or condition
that caused the student’s extended absence from school. Otherwise the
student’s absence may be considered unexcused.
Should the student develop a questionable
pattern of absences, the principal or attendance committees may require a
statement from the doctor or health clinic verifying the illness or condition
that caused the student’s absence from school in order to determine whether the
absence or absences will be excused or unexcused.