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We 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 time.

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:

  • illness or injury
  • medical, dental, or other such appointments
  • death in the family
  • recognized religious holidays
  • family emergency

Extended Absences. 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.

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.