1. A student who leaves school for any reason during the day is counted
absent for the day unless he/she returns and the combined time in school
is equal to half the regular school day or 3 & ¼ hours.
2. Students may leave with a parent for dental or doctor’s appointments
with prior notice to the child’s teacher. Whenever possible make these
appointments before or after school hours or during track outs.
3. If it is necessary for a parent to take his/her child from school during
school hours, please come to the office. A sign-out sheet is on the desk in
the front office. Office personnel will call your child from the classroom
after you arrive. If the student returns to school, he/she should report to
the office for readmission. Please do not call ahead and ask for your child
to be in the office waiting.
4. When your child is absent, you should call the office on the day of the
absence. On the day they return, you must send a written excuse to the
school which includes the following information:
Your child’s name
Dates of absence or tardiness
Specific cause of absence or tardiness
Your signature and daytime phone number
If a student is tardy, he/she must check in at the office for an admission
slip to the classroom. Tardy students disrupt the instructional
program for all. Children need the morning time to prepare for the day ahead. Excessive tardies will result in a conference with
the adminstration to see how this issue can be resolved.
5. Any child who has been absent from school for 7 days will be notified in
writing. Any child that accumulates at least twenty-five absences will be
granted an attendance hearing to take place in May of each school year.
6. If you would like to take your child out of school for religious or
educational reasons, you must fill out a “Request for Excused Absence”
form. This request will require the approval of the principal. These forms
may be obtained from the school office and must be filled out at least two
weeks in advance of the scheduled absence. Family trips will not be
considered excused absences, in light of the attendance
standards required from the federal legislation of “No Child
Left Behind.” The standard is 95% attendance for students
enrolled in a school. Knowing this, you may still choose to take
your child(ren) out of school for these events.