Attendance

Attendance and Tardy Procedure

Absence Verification Procedures

The following methods may be used to verify student absences:

1. Written note, fax, email, or voice mail from parent/guardian or parent representative.

2. Conversation, in person or by telephone, between the verifying employee and the student's parent/guardian or parent representative. The employee shall subsequently record the following:

    a. Name of student

    b. Name of parent/guardian or parent representative

    c. Name of verifying employee

    d. Date(s) of absence

    e. Reason for absence

3. Physician's verification

    a. When excusing students for confidential medical services or verifying such appointments, district staff shall not ask the purpose of such appointments but may contact a medical office to confirm the time of the appointment.

    b. When a student has had 14 absences in the school year for illness verified by methods listed above, any further absences for illness shall be verified by a physician. 

 

Student Check out Procedures

1. Students who will be leaving class after the school day has begun must check out in the main office with the office staff.

2. Students are allowed to check out only when:

    a. The parent is present to approve

    b. The office receives approval by telephone from a parent/guardian for someone listed on the emergency card or another adult will be picking up the child. 

3. Students are also to check in at the main office when returning to school the same day they check out for a readmit slip to take to class. 

 

Tardy

A tardy is defined as arrival to class after the first ten (10) minutes of the class period. Arrival to class 10 to 29 minutes after the bell will constitute as excessive tardy. Arrival to class 30 minutes or later is truant. Excessive tardy students will receive a verbal warning and other steps as defined by the site's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports guidelines. Students who arrive to school after 9:30 must check in with the office prior to going to their classroom.