Every student is expected to attend school for a full day on a daily basis.
The goal for all students is to have 96% attendance or higher, which means no more than seven absences all year long. Absences, excused and unexcused, impact a student’s academic achievement.
Examples of UNEXCUSED absences include:
Running errands for family
Vacations or trips
Absences – EXCUSED
Illness or injury of pupil
Medical, dental, or optometric services
Attendance at a funeral
Appearance in court
Observance of religious or holiday
Pre-arranged mental health services
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MESSAGE TO PARENTS
School attendance is vital to student achievement. Students who develop patterns of good attendance are much more likely to be successful both academically and socially.
It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to provide documentation to verify an absence within ten (10) days after the student returns to school in order to prevent absences from being recorded as noncompliant. Absences include coming to school late, leaving early and missing class periods.