Attendance shall be required of all students enrolled in the school during the days
and hours that the school is in session, except that a principal or teacher may excuse a
student for temporary absences when he/she receives satisfactory evidence of such
mental, physical, or other urgent conditions which may reasonably cause the student’s
It should be noted, credit for the year may be withdrawn when a student acquires
absences totaling twenty (20) or more days unless these are extenuating circumstances.
District-wide guidelines for attendance
Students arriving after 7:45 AM but before 10:30 AM are considered tardy.
Students arriving after 10:30 AM but before 12:30 PM are considered AM
Students arriving after 12:30 PM will be considered a full day absence.
Students leaving before 12:30 PM will be considered a PM absence.
******Students arriving after 10:30 AM will be ineligible to participate
in any extracurricular activity on that day unless there is
documentation that is handed into the office showing their presence
at an approved appointment.
As soon as a student returns to school after any absence, he/she should return an excuse
card, note, or doctor’s statement to the office. This excuse card or note is to be completed by a
parent indicating the reason for the absence and is to be signed by the parent. It is to be returned
within THREE DAYS of the student’s return to school or the absence will be considered
A note may be emailed to the main office -- Mrs. Ohl (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Everitt (email@example.com)
If a student is out for three or more consecutive days, there MUST be a Doctor’s
certificate handed in, not a parent note, in order for the days to be excused.
Once a student accrues
fifteen (15) days of absence , a Doctor’s certificate must be handed in for each day of absence
thereafter, a parent’s note will cause the days to be considered unexcused. Administration has
the option to call and verify doctor’s notes.
After three unlawful absences, the school authorities are required by law to notify the
parent of such unlawful absences and to prosecute the parent or guardian.