Attendance and Absence


Prompt and regular school attendance is a prerequisite for academic success and helps students to develop personal responsibility. When students arrive late to class, not only do they miss important classroom opening activities and directions, but, their arrival can be disruptive to the flow of the instructional program for the other students, as well.

Studies show that there is a direct correlation between good school attendance and student achievement. Therefore, we encourage you as parents to enforce the importance of good school attendance and to make every effort to send your child to school on a regular basis.


Parents/Guardians: Please notify the office regarding student’s absence:

  • By phone, in person and/or written note stating student’s name, parent/guardian’s name, date(s) & reason for absence(s)

    • Note from Doctor/Dentist appointment for student is also accepted and are considered excused absences. Absence due to illness also considered excused.

    • Absence due to illness (i.e. fever): Student must be symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to school

  • Student must bring a written excuse from home when returning to school. 

If you do not notify the office regarding your student's absence, you will receive a phone call and/or email from the District's automated Swift alert system for the student's absence that day. 



ALL students arriving AFTER the 8:50 am bell will be marked tardy and must go into the office to receive a tardy slip. 

  • If student is tardy due to a doctor or dentist appointment, please bring a note to the office. 

  • When possible, please make your child’s doctor appointments later in the day.

Early Pick-up/Late Pick-Up

  • Early Pick-Up: Any adult picking-up a student during school hours will have to enter through the Front gate & sign the student out in the office (be prepared to show valid I.D.)

    • Any adult that is NOT on the student’s PowerSchool contacts will NOT be able to pick up student during school hours

    • Phone calls received from parents/guardians will not be used as verification for unlisted PowerSchool contacts

    • After School Late Pick Up - Adult contact must be on PowerSchool & Show I.D.

  • Late Pick-Up (after school): After Front Gate closes, remaining students will be taken to Office & must be signed out by an adult contact on their PowerSchool (must show I.D.)

    • Phone calls received from parents/guardians will not be used as verification for unlisted PowerSchool contacts

Parents: Please make sure your student’s emergency contacts are up-to-date on PowerSchool