Attendance is important for student achievement. Students are expected to be present each day school is in session. The child’s parent or guardian is responsible for attendance.
The student's personal illness or hospitalization. A physician’s statement or parent conference may be required.
An illness or incapacitating condition of a family member which requires the temporary help of a student. A physician's statement will be required.
A death in the immediate family. Family includes parents, step-parents, guardian, grandparents, brother, sister, step-brother/sister, aunt and uncle. Appropriate documentation may be required.
Recognized religious holidays/events. Parents or guardians are requested to inform the school principal prior to a student being absent from school for religious holidays/events regularly observed by persons of their faith.
Required court appearance. Verification from appropriate authorities must be provided.
Other emergency extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student which may be approved at the discretion of the principal.
Students shall be excused for up to five days when the parent or guardian returns from active military service.
Students shall be permitted to make up schoolwork missed during the excused absences.
After three unexcused absences, there is a required meeting with the student and guardian/parent. At that time an attendance contract will be completed.
Only a parent or guardian will be allowed to sign out a student, unless written arrangements have been made in advance by the parent or guardian.