Attendance Policy Reminders
Tardies: Students are marked tardy if they are not in class by 7:50AM. They must be signed in
by a parent if they are tardy. Students begin class at 7:40AM so we recommend trying to
arrive by then so that they can start their day easily and on time.
Pre-approved Absences: Please remember that all requested absences for vacations, etc,
outside of sickness, need to be pre-approved at least 3 school days prior to the absence. Please send
a note or email Mrs. Holland and the teacher for approval. Students are allowed 5 of these per
Checkouts- If you need to check your student out, please do so before 2:30PM. Checkouts after
that time interfere with dismissal procedures. Checkouts prior to 11:30 AM will count as an
absence for the day. Photo IDS are required for all check outs.
Unexcused absences and truancy- excuses for absences for sickness or emergencies must be
turned into school within 3 schools days of the missed day in order for an absence to be
excused. If an absence is unexcused, it may result in zeros on missed work or tests. After 10
absences for the year, regardless of excused or unexcused, all subsequent absences must be
accompanied by a doctor’s excuse. Students are deemed truant after 3 unexcused absences.
Thank you for your attention to these matters.
Your child’s education is our first priority!