Attendance at school is important and it is each student’s goal to establish a perfect attendance record. This is not only important during your child’s academic year, but throughout his/her lifetime. The establishment of good attendance habits will aid students in making wise choices and set a pattern for future success. There are only 3 valid reasons to excuse a student from school:
- Illness (vomiting, contagious disease, fever)
- Funeral of Immediate Family Member
. When a student is absent from school, the parent/guardian is required to call the school prior to 9:00 a.m. the same day and explain the absence.
Please call the school office on the day your child misses school; the office phone number 528-4455.
Attendance and tardies will be monitored by the school. Parent letters will be mailed home and meetings will held for students with attendance issues
In the event a phone call cannot be made, we require a written note to accompany the child upon his/her return to the classroom. This note must include
- Date of note
- Teacher’s name
- Child’s full legal name
- Date(s) of absence
- Reason for absence (“personal” is not acceptable)
- Parent/Guardian signature
Students are considered tardy when they are not in their designated classrooms area once the second bell rings at 8:00 a.m. They must report to the school office before being admitted to the classroom. Please be aware that three tardies to school may be considered the same as an unexcused absence. Excessive tardies will also result in after school detention. A student may also be retained due to excessive absences. Students with consistent attendance issues will be referred to the ACT program.
Pupil tardiness is a serious problem. If a pupil is late for school, he/she MUST check in with the office before going to class.
At the end of each trimester, an assembly is held to present certificates for good citizenship, perfect attendance, and academic achievement. Parents of the recipients are invited to attend.