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Attendance

Regular attendance is vital for successful learning.

ABSENCES

Each time your child is absent from school please call our school attendance line # 317-3700 (press 2, then press 4) on the day of the absence, before 9:00 am.
Please tell us:
  1. Child's name (please spell last name), grade and teacher
  2. Date for absence
  3. Reason for absence
  4. Expected number of absent days
  5. Name of person calling (only adults may call in students' absences)
If you do not call us, you will need to send an absence note with your child upon return to school. Parents/guardians of students who are marked absent will be called at home or at work to report the absence on a daily basis. The district attendance officers will be notified when a student accumulates excessive absences. If you know in advance that your child will be absent for several days for non-medical reasons, you may arrange with the teacher for an excused, Pre-Informed Study Contract. Please make your request at least one week in advance to provide the teacher time to prepare assignments.

Classwork will be provided for absent students in grades 1-5 if a request is made before 10:00 a.m. on the day the child is absent. The work will be available after 3:15 p.m. in the office.

TARDINESS

Students are expected to be in school on time. Punctuality is a lifelong skill. If a student is late, a tardy pass will be issued from the office. Parents will be contacted when a student is repeatedly late to school. The district attendance officers may be notified when a student accumulates excess tardies.