Our goal is to ensure that every student attends school regularly. Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success, starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and that they understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.
We realize some absences are unavoidable due to illness. Absences for illness and medical appointments are considered excused as long as the school receives a note and/or phone call from the student’s parent/guardian clearing the absence within 72 hours of the occurrence. Failure to excuse the absence results in a recorded truancy on your student’s permanent record.
We strongly encourage that families plan vacations on scheduled school breaks. Please refer to our calendar for reference.
The district shall abide by all State attendance laws and use any legal means to correct the problems of excessive absence or truancy. The responsibility for school attendance must be shared by the Board, students, parents/guardians, teachers, and school administrators. The Board recognizes its responsibility under the law to ensure that students attend school on a regular basis.
Our district invests in Child Welfare and Attendance staff who support families at schools and throughout the District. We encourage families to contact their children's school whenever they have questions about attendance or would like support.