want students to be in school every day. Regular attendance at school
is an extremely important factor contributing to success in school.
State law mandates that parents send their children to school regularly.
It is important that students attend school every day and arrive on
Excused Absences. If a student must be
absent from school, the parent should send a signed note (include date
and reason for absence) on the day the student returns to school. Any
student who fails to bring a valid excuses to school (within 3 days)
will automatically receive an unexcused absence. If possible, we ask the
parent to get the missing work so that the student will not fall too
far behind. It is very important to remember that teachers need time to
prepare the work that Will be missed.
Acceptable excuses are as follows:
If a student will be absent for an extended period due to illness,
parents, should notify the Guidance Counselor or homeroom teacher.
During a prolonged illness, a home bound teacher will be assigned after a
parent or guardian presents a doctor's letter.
- illness or injury
- medical, dental, or other such appointments
- death in the family
- recognized religious holidays
- family emergency
Unexcused Absences and Truancy.
Students who fail to provide a valid excuse for an absence within 3
days will receive an unexcused absence. Students must attend school a
minimum of 170 days of the total 180-day school year, excluding excused
absences, to be eligible to receive credit.
According to the
state law, each student between the ages 6-16 years is subject to
compulsory full-time education. Each parent or guardian must send their
child to a full-time school. Excessive unexcused absences can be cause
for filing a truancy report in court.