Attendance Policy

  • We know that time effects learning. Therefore, it is imperative that all students are present and on time for school every day. 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. We ask that you do your best to schedule appointments before or after school when possible.
     
    • 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”.
     
     
    EXCUSED ABSENCES INCLUDE:
    • illness or injury
    • a death in the family
    • health care appointments
    • court appearances
    • religious observance
    • natural disasters
    • outside educational opportunities (previous approval by the school principal is required)
     

    You'll need to provide a note within two days of your child's return to school or the absences will be recorded as unexcused. Your principal or teachers will notify you if there are three or more unexcused absences, and will work with you and your child if there is a concern that absences are becoming excessive.

    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 (no medications administered) before returning to school. 
     
    Your child will need to make up all work he or she missed, as scheduled by the teacher.

    For more information, review Board Policy 6000: Attendance.