Regular attendance is a very important part of your child’s education. It has been well demonstrated that regular attendance is a key factor in the success a student achieves at school. Students who have good attendance generally achieve higher grades, enjoy school more, and are much more employable after leaving school. Students with a high absenteeism rate, or excessive tardies, reduce their chances for a quality education, and for success after leaving school.
Please make sure your child is present and on time at school each day. Each person between the ages of 6 and 18 (or until he/she earns a high school diploma) are required to attend school. Parents are responsible for their child’s attendance.
Your child will be deemed truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor or to the superintendent for any of the following:
If your child is absent from school without a valid excuse 3 full days in one school year;
or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on 3 occasions in one school year;
If after a student is absent for 10 or more days due to illness (combination of full or partial days over 30 minutes), a doctor’s note is required for each subsequent absence, or the student will be deemed truant.
or any combinations thereof.
Schools are no longer funded for students who are absent, even for excused absences. However, the state still requires that schools account for and document the reason a student is absent.
How to Notify the School for Student Absences:
1. Parents are requested to call the school on the morning of the absence:
Angela Austin 274-5578 ext. 10
Beth Cramer 274-5578 ext. 13
2. Fill out the email absence form on this page with the information below.
3. Send a note with your child when he/she returns to school with the following information:
• Date of absence(s)
• Date note is written
• Student’s first and last name
• Name of student’s teacher
• Specific reason for absence
• Parent Signature – Please put relationship to student by your signature