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Attendance FAQ

Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding attendance.

Regular attendance is the single most important factor in determining your child's success in school. Parents have the responsibility to assure that their children attend class on the days school is in session.

Who do I call when my child is absent?

When a student is absent for any reason please call the school on the first day of the absence. Please call the attendance line at 537-1919. Please state the child's full name, the reason for absence, your name and relationship to the child, and the teacher's name and room number.

What if my child is late to school?

We expect students to arrive on time to school. When they are late, they disrupt the educational setting that has already started and miss instruction. We expect all late arriving students to check into the office before reporting to their classrooms. We will notify parents if students consistently arrive late to school

What do I do if my child will miss several days?

An Independent Study Contract is available if your child needs to miss school for travel (5 days or more). Please contact your child's teacher or the office for details at least one week prior to leaving. This will assist your child in staying current with schoolwork.

Doesn't the school still get money if my child is called in sick?

No. Under the state guidelines schools will not receive funding for students who are absent for any reason, including illness.

When should I keep my child at home?

It is important that children who are contagious in the school setting remain at home. Some serious health conditions can cause danger to the safety and health of students. Here are some guidelines to follow if you are uncertain about sending your child. (Of course you should contact your child's physician if you have any concerns about your child's well being.)

  • A runny nose when the mucus is thick and green or yellow
  • Cough or congestion that interferes with breathing
  • A rash of unknown origin or contagious rash requires a certificate from the physician stating that the student may return to school.
  • A fever over 100 degrees. The student will be sent home and should not return until he/she is fever free for over 24 hours.
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Severe headache