Attendance Policy

ATTENDANCE POLICY K-6

 

Regular school attendance is vital to each child's academic success. Learning goes on every day, and if a child is absent excessively, they will find it difficult to keep up with their schoolwork. Habits are formed in early years that have lasting results.

IF THE HABIT OF BEING ON TIME IS FORMED EARLY, THE PATTERN WILL BE CARRIED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS TO COME.

 

Procedures

  1. Parents must call the appropriate school office between 7:30- 8:00 a.m. to report their child's absence.

  2.  A student that arrives to school after 9:30 a.m. will be considered absent for half of a day.

        3.  A student that is released from school after lunch will be considered absent for half of a day.

**If your child is absent 18 or more school days, the school reserves the right to retain the student.  

 

DISTRICT ATTENDANCE CHECKLIST

Attendance in school is a vital part of a student’s success and must be a priority for students and families.   We are making an effort to communicate with parents and students when attendance is becoming a factor that takes away from learning.  Each school’s Attendance Officer (AO) will be contacting parents throughout the trimester as absences increase.  Students who miss 18 days of school with unexcused absences may be subject to being dis-enrolled.    If you have any questions you may contact your student’s school for assistance. If your child is absent 18 or more days, the school reserves the option to withdraw the student from the school.

    3rd Missed Day:  AO calls home to inform parents and to stress the importance of being in school.

    6th Missed Day: AO calls home. 1st letter is sent home

    9th Day missed:  Admin calls home, stresses the importance to school and informs parents that meeting will be required  if student continues to be absent.

    12th day missed: AO calls home informing parents that a parent meeting is now required.

    15th day missed: Another phone call from AO and 2nd letter is sent home warning parents of a potential drop from school.

    18th day missed: Student will potentially be dropped from school.  An official drop letter and phone call from Admin will follow as well.