Absences & Tardiness

  • Regular and prompt attendance is necessary for your child to maintain satisfactory progress. Sickness of the child, severe illness or death in the family, exposure to contagious disease or religious holidays are legitimate excused absences. Excessive absences may impact the student's ability to make learning connections.
    Parents will receive written notice of excessive absences. One of the criteria on which the State Board of Education judges schools is attendance. It is important to the child and to the school that absences are for legitimate reasons only. The student will be withdrawn from the attendance rolls for 15 days of consecutive absence.
    As a result of the Missing Children's Act, schools are required to make a "reasonable effort" to contact the home when a child is absent. To facilitate implementation of the law, please call the school before 10:00 a.m. to give notice of your child's absence. Failure to notify the school about an absence will result in an unexcused absence. A dated, signed note is required upon your child's return to school.
    Children who arrive at school after 8:45 a.m. are TARDY and should report to the office before going to their room.