Excessive absence from school can affect the progress of your child’s education. Please refer to the district Attendance Policy that was sent home with your child on the first day of school. When your child will be absent, please call the School Nurse at 660-7500 (EXT.). You may leave a message on the answering machine if the nurse is unavailable. Homework may also be requested when you phone the nurse. Upon your child’s return to school you must send them with a written excuse explaining their absence, even if you have called the school on the day of absence. A NOTE FROM YOUR CHILD’S PHYSICIAN IS REQUIRED TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IF HE/SHE HAS BEEN ABSENT THREE (3) DAYS.
As you know, regular attendance in school is a major component to a student’s academic success. Studies indicate that students who are on time and in school each day are better able to meet the demands and rigors of the curriculum. In an effort to recognize students for good attendance, the following certificates will be awarded at our mid- year and end -of-year assemblies:
Perfect Attendance Awards: to those students who have not missed a day of school and are on time each day (no more than three sign-outs).
To maximize instructional time, it is important that students arrive to school on time each day. The school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and students may arrive to school starting at 8:10 a.m., when staff members are on duty. In addition, classroom instruction takes place until the end of the day, and we requesT that end-of-day sign-outs occur only if there is an appointment or an emergency. If it is necessary to sign-out your child before the end of the school day, please send in a note with your child that morning.
We are unable to accommodate sign-outs after 2:45 p.m. without prior notification.