If a student is absent for any reason, a parent or guardian must report the reason for absence to the Attendance Office. This can be done via phone, email, note, doctor's note, or by completing the online attendance reporting form.
Parents can use this form instead of a parent call/note/email to report student absences. All absences are considered unexcused until the parent/guardian has contacted attendance and any required documentation is received by the attendance office.
VIEWING YOUR STUDENT'S ATTENDANCE RECORDS
To view absences for your student, go to Home Access Center and select Attendance Tab. Days with absences will be color coded. To see detailed information, hover over the date to see period and reason.
If a student has 3 unexcused absences in a 4-week period or 6 unexcused absences in 6 months, the parent will receive a Compulsory Attendance Notification. The parent should contact the attendance office to correct any errors. If the absences are not corrected and unexcused absences continue, further Truancy Prevention Measures may be taken. This is the first warning in the process.
DOCTOR NOTE REQUIRED/FAILURE TO ATTEND LETTERS
When a student's absence for personal illness exceeds 5 consecutive days, or a total of 8 days in a six-month period, the student shall present an original "doctor's excuse" for any additional absences due to illness. For this reason, it is best to provide a doctor's note whenever possible.
ATTENDANCE FOR CREDIT
In addition to compulsory attendance, a student must attend at least 90 percent of the days the class is offered to receive credit. These absences include excused and unexcused absences.