Attendance and Absences

  • Coming to school every day, ready to learn, is important for student success - and it's required by state law for children between the ages of 7 and 16. 

    Excused absences include:

    • illness or injury
    • a death in the family
    • health care appointments
    • court appearances 
    • religious observance
    • natural disasters
    • outside educational opportunities (parents need to complete the form below in advance)

    When a student returns to school after an absence, he/she must bring a dated note with the student's name, date of absence, reason for absence and signed by the parent. The Main Office will issue a class admission (pink) slip for the student to give to their homeroom teacher. Parents need to provide a note within two days of the student's return to school or the absence(s) will be recorded as unexcused.

    Students are expected to make up all missed work.

    Request for Excused Absence for Educational Reasons form - Please submit completed form to Main Office for principal's approval at least 3 days prior to absence.