Absences

If Your Child Will Be Absent From School

  • Follow these steps to report an attendance event.  Remember, timely communication is key!  

    You can choose two ways to communicate your student’s absence/lateness or early dismissal:
  • Use your Skyward Family Access account.  Choose the Attendance Tile, then select Attendance Request. 
  • Email [email protected].  YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
    1. Your child’s full  name and grade
    2. The date of the attendance event
    3. Your name and contact phone number
    4. Most importantly…  the reason for the absence/lateness/early dismissal  
  • When requesting an early dismissal please provide the name of the person picking up the student and the approximate pick up time.

Excused Absences

Following is a list of excused reasons for absence.

  • Observance of a religious holiday
  • Religious instruction with a maximum of 36 hours per year
  • Trips to exhibitions or places for educational purposes (colleges, participation in organized group presentations with an academic focus, attendance at conferences or places for academic purposes), maximum five (5) days per year, with prior notification in writing and approval from administration.
  • Planned vacations up to a maximum of five (5) school days, with prior notification in writing and approval from your student’s grade-level Principal.
  • Medical / health related appointments that cannot otherwise be scheduled after school hours.
  • Illness, or recovery from an injury or medical procedure.
  • Death in the family.
  • Court appearance.
  • Unavoidable family emergencies.
  • Inclement weather resulting in impassable roads.
  ** If documentation is not supplied within three (3) school days of the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused.

 


Please Keep in Mind

  • A student who is sick should never be sent to school.
  • To request school work to be compiled and picked up by a family member or friend, please call your child’s home base teacher by 7:30 AM. Any calls requesting work made after 7:30 AM may not be ready at the end of the day. You are also welcome to email individual teachers requesting assignments or updates. 
  • Whenever possible, get a doctor note for school missed due to appointments. You must always provide a supporting doctor note for absences over three (3) consecutive days.
  • Regularly review your student’s attendance record on your Skyward Family Access account.  Inform the attendance office if you see any discrepancies and be sure to update us on the status of any unexcused attendance marks.

  **Students not in attendance for the school day may not participate in after school activities for the day (athletic games, dances or proms, clubs, concerts, practices, etc.) Students who miss the day before a non-school day event must have prior administrative permission to attend. Administration has the right to review circumstances of any absence and determine if participation after school or during the weekend following an absence is warranted.
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