Your child cannot maximize learning if he or she is not present for instruction. Student achievement and success are tied to quality, consistent instruction. If a student is not present, he or she misses the opportunity to engage in instruction.
Whenever your child is absent from school, documentation is required to verify the reason for the absence. Parents/Guardians are required to notify the school as to the reason for the absence. This may be done through the phone-in line, or on line.
Any absence not confirmed by the parent/guardian is considered unexcused.
Upon the child's return to school, a written explanation from the parent/guardian is required. The note should include: The date(s) of absence, reason for the absence and signature of the parent/guardian.
Repeated or habitual tardiness encourages the formation of undesirable personal habits and disrupts the orderly instructional process of the school. Documentation is also required for tardiness.
Keeping your child home when they are not ill sends a message that school is not important. Talk to your child's counselor if your child does not want to go to school.
Last Modified on August 30, 2012
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