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Attendance (E.5, E.6)

Excused Absence: A child is legally absent from school for the following reasons: sickness, sickness or death in the family, impassable roads or extreme weather; all other absences are unexcused.

Lateness: A child should come to school even though he/she may be late. All lateness is recorded and marked on the report card. Parents will be consulted about chronic lateness, and the child may be required to make up time missed.

When the child returns to school, a completed absence form must be given to the teacher. (click here) This form is distributed at the beginning of the school year and contains appropriate spaces for the child’s name, date of absence, class, reason for absence, and the signature of a parent or guardian.

Doctor or dental appointments should be scheduled for after school or on Saturdays. Family vacations are not to be planned for those days when school is in session. The school provides families with an annual calendar to insure that does not happen. If it is necessary for a child to be dismissed during the school day, the parent or adult chosen by the parent MUST come to the school for the child. The school must be informed ahead of time about such occurrences.

When a child is absent, parents are required to phone the school by 9:00 A.M. Absence notes are still required in addition to the phone call.

 

 

 

 

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