Daily Attendance and Absences
We know that time effects learning. Therefore, it is imperative that all students are present and on time for school every day. Students with PERFECT ATTENDANCE will be recognized at the end of the year! We realize that students do get sick from time to time. If your child is sick, please send a note to your child’s teacher explaining the absence. Please include your child’s name, date and reason for the absence. Be sure to sign and send the note to your child’s teacher. If a note is not received within two days of your child’s return to school, the absence will be coded “unexcused”. Our social worker will send letters to notify parents when a child has accumulated 3, 6 or 10 unexcused absences. An administrative meeting will be scheduled for parents with students having 10 unlawful absences. Examples of excused absences are illness or injury, quarantine, death in immediate family, medical and dental appointments, court or administrative proceedings, religious observances or educational opportunities with prior principal approval. We ask that you do your best to schedule appointments before or after school when possible. If your child becomes sick during the school day, we will take their temperature. Policy requires that a child with a fever of 100 degrees or more be picked up from school. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.