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ATTENDANCE and TARDIES

Children are required to attend school 180 days a year. By law, parents are required to provide

within 3 school days a written explanation of each absence. Notes not received within three (3)

days will cause an absence to be considered as unexcused. Notes from parents are to contain:

(a) date written, (b) dates of absence, (c) reason for absence, (d) home or work phone number

and (e) parent signature. The only legally excused absences are for health reasons such as

illness, doctor appointments, or death of relatives. Certain other extreme emergencies may be

excusable at the principal’s discretion. Phone calls to notify the school of your child’s absence are

appreciated, however, they do not replace the requirement of a written excuse upon returning to

school. All absences require make-up of assignments.

Students arriving to class after the 8:30 a.m. bell are considered tardy. Disciplinary action which

may involve the school social worker may be taken for excessive tardiness as this interferes with

student progress. Late entry into the classroom interrupts classroom procedure and instruction.

Parents should explain the reason for the tardiness to the office.

Perfect attendance is earned by a student being neither tardy or absent for the entire year.

A student will be eliminated from eligibility for perfect attendance should they check out of school

prior to 11:30 a.m.

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