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  • What do I do when my child will miss school?

Absences should be reported to the attendance line at 557-4472 no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. State law requires the school to attempt to contact parents when we do not have a reason for an absence.   Failure to notify the office on the day of the absence will result in the absence being classified as unexcused.  Homework requests should be made before 10:00 a.m. and will be ready for pick up at 2:30 p.m.  Planned or extended absences should be reported to both the classroom teacher and the office.

  • My student doesn't feel well.  Should he/she attend class?

Students who have a fever 100.0° or above, diarrhea, a contagious rash or illness, or vomiting should not attend school.  In addition, students should be free of the above conditions for 24 hours before returning to school.  You are the best judge of whether or not your child is well.  If your child is under the weather and his/her condition would not be conducive to learning or would cause a disruption in the classroom, please keep them at home.

  • What are tardies and unexcused absences?

Any student who arrives to class after the 7:45 a.m. bell is considered tardy.   An adult should come into the office to sign in late students.  Regular and punctual attendance is expected for all students.  Reported illness, death in the family, medical appointments, student court appearances, and religious holidays are examples of excused absences.  Other reasons would be considered unexcused.  Examples of unexcused absences are: running late, oversleeping, having car trouble, errands, and being out of town.  It is the student's responsibility to gather and complete all work as a result of absences. Please refer to the Elementary Student Handbook for more information regarding attendance.