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Attendance Policy and Prearranged Absence Form

One criteria of a student’s success in school is regular and punctual attendance. Frequent absences may lead to poor academic work, lack of social development, and possible academic failure. Regular attendance is of utmost importance for school interest, social adjustment, and scholastic achievement. No single factor may interfere with a student’s progress more quickly than frequent tardiness or absence.

According to state law, it is the obligation of every parent/guardian to ensure that every child under their care and supervision receives adequate education and training and, if of compulsory attendance age, attends school.

Continuity in the learning process and social adaptation is seriously disrupted by excessive absences. In most situations, the work missed cannot be made up adequately. Students who have good attendance generally achieve higher grades, enjoy school more, and are more employable after leaving school. For at least these reasons, the Board believes that a student must satisfy two basic requirements in order to earn full class credit: (1) satisfy all academic requirements and (2) exhibit good attendance habits as stated in this policy.

Prearranged Absence Form

If you know in advance that your child will miss 2 or more consecutive days of school, you must fill out a pre-arranged absence form. Please complete the Prearranged Absence Form and submit it to the front office at least 1 week PRIOR to the start of the pre-arranged absence. You may also pick one up from our front office if you cannot print one at home. It will be reviewed by an administrator and then given to your students' homeroom or advisement teacher to complete. Once the form is completed by teachers, it will be returned to the student with any work that needs to be done over the absence. Parents are responsible for the form's timely submission to the office. 

Attendance Policies