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Attendance & Tardy Guidelines
Attendance Requirements
State law requires that your child be in school whenever possible during the school year. Illness or family emergency sometimes require absence during school hours.
The following are legal excuses for absences from school:
  1. Personal illness
  2. Family illness
  3. Death in the family
  4. Religious holiday
In order to comply with reporting requirements of the district and state, we must have a signed excuse upon returning to school. A note identifying the date(s) of absence, the reason for the absence and the parent signature must be provided. A form is available for download on the right hand side.
A maximum of ten (10) days of cumulative lawful absences verified by parental notification may be permitted during a school year. All absences beyond ten (10) days shall require an excuse from a licensed physician.
When a child does not bring in the excuse within three (3) days of the absence, it is considered an unexcused absence.  
Tardy Guidelines
A child who arrives at school after 8:35 a.m. is considered tardy and must report to the office. 
Vacation Absences
If a student is absent for vacation purposes for three days or more they must abide by the following rules:
  • Students must give the office personnel a written request for vacation time at least five days in advance
  • Assignments from teachers must be obtained
Please try to schedule vacations so that your child does not miss academic time. If this is impossible, then check with school authorities as to the requirements necessary to make up missed work necessary for a legally excused absence. Only a total of five (5) days will be excused.  
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