ABSENT FROM SCHOOL REPORTING

It is the responsibility of the parent to contact the school at 891-1380 by 9:00 a.m. if a student is absent from school. This confirms to school personnel that parents are aware of the absence. If not notified by 9:00 a.m., someone from the school will be contacting the parent by telephone, at home or work. 

Excused tardies include:  late bus and professional appointments, which are accompanied by a doctor/dental verification slip.
Excused absences include: illness, recovery for an accident, professional appointments, required court attendance, death in the immediate family and observance or celebration of a bona fide religious holiday.  Other situations will be considered unexcused.
Absences and tardies are subject to school consequences:  Absences:  notification letters will be mailed home on the 5th, 7th, and 10th absences in a trimester whether the student's absences are excused or unexcused.  If a student accumulates additional absences to school in the same trimester, parents /guardians may be requested to meet with the principal to develop an Improvement Plan for their child's attendance and/or the student may be referred to the county truancy officer.  Tardies:  Consequences will be established and applied by the classroom teacher.

Homework assignments for absent students:  Assignments for students missing two or more days may call or email the teacher to request missing assignments.  Students having missed a day of school, may collect missed assignments the following school day.