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Attendance Guidelines
 
 
We want your child with us every day and on-time to give us the opportunity to help them learn and achieve at high levels.
 
 
  • By law 10 is 10 - Students are allowed 10 excused absences (all or part of a day) per school year.
  • Please notify the office prior to or by 8:45 AM regarding any absence.
  • To avoid unexcused absences, please be sure to bring a note from any professional appointments for it to be considered excused.
  • Attendance will be taken 4 times per day based on the periods as listed below.
 
 
Period 1 8:45 – 10:30
Period 2 10:30 – 12:15
Period 3 12:15 – 2:00
Period 4 2:00 – 3:20
 
 
 
  • If your child is absent more than 5 minutes from ANY period, they will be marked absent for that period.
  • Early departures are also counted as absences.  You will need to work with the building principal in advance for any absences after 10 excused absences.
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  • After 5 unexcused absences (all or part of a day), we will invite you to meet with us to help develop a plan to improve your child’s attendance.
  • 10 excused absences could be any combination of the following.
  • Personal Illness
  • Illness in the immediate family which requires the student to be absent because of family responsibilities
  • Funeral
  • Religious holiday
  • Family trips that can be taken only during the normal school term.  Family member must notify the school prior to their departure
  • Professional or court appointments that could not be scheduled outside the regular school day
  • Serious personal or family crisis
  • Special circumstances that show good cause which are approved in advance by the school principal.