Attendance Policy

Your child’s success at school depends on GOOD ATTENDANCE!

Persistent absenteeism creates a genuine hardship for a student and is regarded a very serious problem. All absences are recorded as UNEXCUSED until a doctor’s note or a letter from the parent is received explaining the reason for the absence. The note MUST be sent within 3 days of the absence. After 3 days, the absence CANNOT be changed.


Excused Absence – A signed note from a doctor or parent regarding student illness or medical appointment (please schedule appointments after school whenever possible); death in the family; court appointment; mandated religious observance.

Unexcused Absence – Vacations, personal services, local non-school event, illness of others, non-compliance with immunization requirements (unless lawfully exempted); any other absence not identified as “excused.”

Tardies – Punctuality is also very important! Repeated or continual tardy arrivals may result in detentions, parent notifications, loss of student privileges or official Attendance Review Meetings.