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Attendance

Regular school attendance is essential to academic success. Because the process of education depends upon exposure to subject matter, continuity of instruction and class participation, absence from class is detrimental to student learning. The interaction of students with the teacher and with other students contributes to mastery of content, critical thinking, and development of effective communication and social skills. Frequent absences and/or tardiness causes children to miss the full benefits of planned educational activities. Please make every attempt to have your child at school on time. Your child should be in his or her classroom by 8:55 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. start. Our days are scheduled and when a child is late, something is missed.

Parents and legal guardians are responsible for school attendance of students who are under 17 years of age. Parents and legal guardians are expected to notify the school office if their child will be absent or tardy.

  • An absence will be excused for the following reasons:
  • Personal illness
  • Appointment with a health professional that must be made during the school day
  • Observance of recognized religious holidays when required during the regular school day
  • A family emergency
  • A planned absence for a personal or educational purpose that has been approved

Disruption of education resulting from homelessness, unplanned psychiatric hospitalization, unplanned hospitalization for a medical emergency, foster care placement, youth development placement or some other out-of-district placement that is not otherwise authorized by either any individual education plan or a superintendents’ student transfer agreement. “Education disruption” does not apply to a student who is out of school for 10 or more consecutive school days as a result of a planned absence for a reason such as a family event or a medical absence for planned hospitalization or recovery.