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Attendance & Tardies


Please keep absences to a minimum. You will receive communication from the attendance worker with as little as 5 absences. Parents will be required to attend meetings to discuss absences and legal action will be pursued. Once a student has reached 10 excused absences, with parent notes for student illness (including ½ day absences), a doctor’s note may be required. A note explaining your child’s absence should be sent to school on the day he/she returns. If a note is not received within 48 hours the absence is considered unexcused.  It is not necessary to call to inform the office that your child is absent unless you are requesting homework. Please call before 9:00 a.m. to request homework to be picked up at the end of the day.



A student is tardy when he/she is not in their classroom by 8:45 a.m.  Please plan to have your child/children at school on time. This is the best way to start the day. If your child should arrive at school at 8:45 a.m., you need to come to the office with your child/children and sign the student(s) in on the form on the office counter. You should also send a note with your child to his/her teacher with the reason for the tardy. Excused or unexcused tardies will be checked with the attendance worker. If a child has 3 tardies they will not be given perfect attendance, even if they have not missed any days of school. If a student leaves AFTER 1:45, this is documented as a tardy/early out.