Attendance

What is the procedure that should be followed after an absence?
Students who have been absent must provide notice from the parent/guardian to the school explaining the reason for the absence within three (3) school days after their return from the absence. Parent/Guardian explanations should include the following information:

  • The first and last name of the student;

  • The date(s) the student was absent; and

  • The reason the student was physically or mentally unable to attend, how the absence was related to the student’s disability, or the nature of the emergency.

Parent/Guardian may also complete the digital absence excuse form:

How do parents/guardians arrange an absence?

  • Parents/Guardians must submit a written request to the school prior to the absence(s). The maximum number or arranged absences is 10 per school year.

  • Forms to request an arranged absence are available at each school.

What happens if a student is late to school or class?
Students who are late are marked tardy. Each school is responsible for establishing a tardy policy that defines tardiness and establishes the consequences for students who are late to class. In addition, secondary students who miss more than 30 minutes of any class period are counted absent for that period only. Schools with unique schedules will establish a time limit equivalent to the traditional schools.

What is the limitation of absences?
The limitation of absences for elementary students is twenty (20) unexcused absences per year. The limitation of absences for secondary students is ten (10) unexcused absences per semester. The limitation for secondary students with unique schedules, such as a block schedule, is seven (7) unexcused absences per semester. Arranged absences in excess of 10 during the school year and any arranged absences for which the makeup work was not completed and submitted, as required by the teacher, count toward the limitation of absences.

How do parents/guardians arrange an early check out?

Parents may choose to send a note with the student, informing the teacher of an early release. All parents/guardians must sign out students in the front office after providing their Identification. If proper identification is not provided the student will NOT be released. Please note that between the time of 3:00pm-3:21pm early release is prohibited.