What if my child misses an entire day (or more) of school?
A phone call to the school is not required. Upon return to school, the student should arrive with a note from the doctor/dentist or parent & turn it into the attendance office within two days of returning to school after the absence. There is a mailbox to drop it in at the front of the attendance office. The note should state the reason for the absence, the day(s) missed, and a parent’s daytime phone number, in case we have questions or need more information. After two days, if no note is received, it will be entered as an “unexcused absence”.
What do I do if my child is late to school?
Upon entering late to school, the student should arrive with a note from the doctor/dentist or parent & sign into the attendance office to receive a late pass. Do not leave late notes in the mailbox.
What do I do if my child needs to be picked up from school early?
The parent must come into the Attendance Office to sign the student out of school.
If a parent sends the student to school with a note stating when (s)he needs to be checked out and why, then the attendance office can give him/her an Early Release Pass. When the time comes, the student shows the pass to the teacher, and leaves the school. The note should state the reason for the absence, and a parent’s daytime phone number, in case we have questions or need more information.
Please note we do not allow a child to be released from school by phone call.
What do I do if my child needs to miss school for a sports, church, or educational trip?
If you know about the trip in advance, and there is an educational component to it, please fill out the form titled “Request for Excused Absence for Educational Reasons” that can be picked up at the attendance office. Please turn it in at least 48 hours in advance of the trip. If/when the principal approves it, we can enter it into PowerSchool. If you do not turn in this form or it is not approved, it will be entered as an “unexcused absence.”
Students may not be checked out after 2 PM