Attendance Information

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We want to make sure every student who is well enough to attend school is present.  
We know this is a hard time, and some absences may be due to illness or other challenges such as Covid-19 or bus transportation. When these types of absences occur please be sure that you call the office to excuse the absences.  
Whenever it is possible for students to be present we want them here.  Attending school has a huge impact on student success. Studies have shown that students who are absent 2 or more days a month (or 18 days over the school year)  can fall far behind in what they learn.  

Some Attendance Tips:

  • Make sure your students keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
  • Turn off all electronics including TVs, phones and tablets at bedtime.
  • Make sure clothes and pack backpacks are ready the night before.
  • Check with our school nurse or office staff if you are not sure about when to keep your child at home due to illness.
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your student feels anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your student to school.

Again, we realize some absences are for health or other family related reasons. Those types of absences are excused. When we do not hear from families regarding an absence we have to mark it as unexcused.  State guidelines require that we follow up on unexcused absences with phone calls, meetings and attendance plans. 
If your family needs assistance with attendance related matters please call the school at (369)596-6800.  We are eager  to partner with you to help your child stay engaged in learning.

To request a planned absence for more than three days please submit the Request for Planned Absence Form at least two weeks prior to the absence.