we know, good attendance can make or break students educational
growth. Below is our District Policy regarding attendance. If your
child is absent from school, please send in a note to your child's
teacher regarding the reason for the absence.
Again, if your child is not in school, they cannot learn.
Step I - After a student is absent ten (10) days:
1. (K through 4) For students from kindergarten through grade 4, the
school nurse will call the family to discuss the student's absence and the
attendance procedure, and what the school can do to help.
2. (Grades 5 through 8) A letter is generated from the Guidance Office.
For students in grade (9-12) a letter is generated with the assistance
of the Guidance and Administration offices which may include the
reminder that less than eighty-five percent (85%) attendance may affect
the student's ability to receive credit.
Step II - After a student is absent fifteen (15) days:
1. (K through 4) A letter will be sent home from the Principal's Office outlining the school's concern about attendance.
2. (Grades 5-8) A letter will be sent from the Guidance office outlining the school's concern about attendance.
3. (Grades 9 through 12) The student will be required to meet with the
appropriate counselor and the Assistant Principal. A second letter will
also be mailed home from the Assistant Principal's Office. The
student is encouraged to stay 5th Block for correctives, if necessary.
Step III - After a student is absent twenty (20) days:
1. (K through 8) A parent conference will be held and the following will
attend: Principal/Assistant Principal, school nurse, counselor, parent and teacher(s) as appropriate, to discuss the problem and find
out how best we can help.
Probation Department will be contacted by the Principal, the Assistant
Principal, or Social Worker. Parents will be informed that the next
step may be a PINS Petition (Persons in Need of Supervision) processed
through family court for students under the age of sixteen (16). A
doctor's statement will be required to verify any health-related
absence (home instruction will be discussed according to School Board
2. (Grades 9 through 12) The
student may be required to have a conference with the Principal,
Assistant Principal, Guidance, and Parent. The student may be required
to stay 5th Block for correctives in subjects in which work is
delinquent and in which the student has a failing average.
Step IV - After a student is absent twenty-seven (27) days:
1. As a matter of practice, the building nurse may call home when a
child is absent three consecutive school days. In special cases, such
as hospitalization, serious illness, or extenuating circumstances, steps in the above procedure will be followed at the Building Principal's discretion.