Student attendance has a tremendous impact on learning. Regular attendance is key to academic success and developing positive social and emotional experiences. Social and emotional learning includes developing the ability to work with others and solve problems peacefully—skills crucial to succeeding in the classroom and beyond.
Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10% or more of the school year. Missing two or more days per month - or any reason - puts your child at risk of being chronically absent. Daily classroom activities such as teacher-led instruction, active engagement with curriculum, and peer-to-peer conversations cannot be replicated or replaced by make-up work. Students who are chronically absent have a difficult time keeping up with their peers academically and socially—putting them at significant risk for failure.
We appreciate your commitment to making sure your child is at school and on time every day. As you plan family activities for the year, please avoid scheduling vacations while school is in session. Regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life.
Elementary Attendance Policy: Tardies/Early Dismissals: A tardy is recorded anytime a student reports to school up to one hour past the official start of the school day. Students arriving later than one hour past the official start time are considered absent half day. An early dismissal is recorded anytime a student is dismissed within an hour of the official end of the school day. Students dismissed more than one hour before the official end time are considered absent half day. Students that leave during the school day for up to three hours are considered absent half day. Students that leave during the school day for three or more hours are considered absent a full day. Absences, Tardies, and Early Dismissals are recorded throughout the school year and count against perfect attendance status. If a child is absent for a whole day of school for an appointment, they will need to bring a statement from the doctor, dentist, lawyer, or counselor in order for the absence to be considered an excused absence.