Attendance Matters!

Poor attendance negatively affects student success in school.  Please see that your child is in school every day possible and remains in school the entire day.

Requests for early dismissal should be made only when an emergency exists. Any unauthorized absence from school will constitute an act of truancy.  Students with 5 or more unexcused absences and all cases of students with 10 or more total absences will be submitted to the School Attendance Officer for further options.

Parents/guardians must let the school know within three (3) days (in writing) the reason for any absence. On the day a student returns to school, he/she is to bring a note signed by his/her parent or guardian explaining the absence from school to Ms. Doty or place in the secured Student Excuse Box located in the front office. The note should include the students' name, school ID, date, reason, parent signature, and phone number. Notes must be received within 3 days of the absence. All notes are kept on file in the office for the remainder of the school year and are NOT returned to the student.

All serious illnesses, doctor’s notes, surgery, injuries due to accidents, etc. should be brought to the attention of the school nurse, Ms. Watson [Email LINK].  Any diagnosed illness such as strep throat, mononucleosis, flu, conjunctivitis, etc. requires a note from the doctor allowing the student to return to school. In addition to placing the doctor's excuse in the Student Excuse Box, a copy of the note should also be given to the school nurse when the student returns to school.

Students who encounter long-term illness may be eligible for the Hospital Homebound program (HHB).


Tardies will only be excused with a doctor’s note.

1st block: All students must be in class by 7:30 A.M. each day. All students arriving to class after 7:30 A.M.,without an Excused Tardy Slip, will be counted as unexcused tardy.

2nd, 3rd, and 4th blocks: All students must be in class when the tardy bell stops ringing. All students arriving after the tardy bell stops ringing, without an Excused Tardy Slip, will be counted as tardy. Students who were absent during 1st Block MUST check-in at the front office before reporting to subsequent classes; students are NOT allowed to report directly to 2nd/3rd/4th blocks.

Subrina Doty
Attendance Clerk
Please turn in all excuse forms into Ms. Doty in the front office.
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