Attendance and Absence

Attendance

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.

Absences

The office staff will no longer call families regarding absences.  If your student is absent, it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to notify the office regarding student absences.  Please contact the office by phone and/or, upon student's return to school, bring a written note stating the student's name, parent/guardian's name, date(s) and reason for student's absence(s). If student is absent due to a doctor or dentist appointment, please bring the note to the office.  Please have the doctor specify the date of your child's appointment on the doctor's note. 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 alert system for the student's absence that day. 

When your child is absent due to illness, please make sure that he/she is symptom free for a 24-hour period prior to returning to school.

Tardies

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.

Signing Students Out of Class Early

Students are expected to remain on the school grounds during school hours unless special arrangements have been made. Students who go off campus for lunch must be under the supervision of their parent/guardian or a designated adult. Children may be excused from school for personal business if a written request from the parent/guardian is cleared through the school office.

All students who leave school before the end of the school day must be signed out in the school office. If they return again that day the parent must sign them back in through the office.