Children are required by law to be in attendance at school, except that they may be excused for illness or a religious holiday. Parents whose children will not be in school should call 829-9050. Parents should be prepared to leave a message with the child's name, grade level, date of absence, reason for absence, parent's name and a phone number where the parent can be reached during the day. A message should be left by 8:30 a.m. for each day the child is absent. For your convenience, this service is available on a 24-hour basis. Absences without parent permission are considered to be unexcused.
Returning to School After an Absence
Children or their parents are responsible for finding out what work needs to be made up due to absence. If you feel your child is well enough to return to school after an illness or injury, but would like to have him/her remain indoors during recess, a note from you is sufficient to keep your child inside for up to two days after an illness. If more than two days are required, a physician's statement would authorize the teacher to keep your child indoors or restrict activity for as long as necessary to recover from the illness.
Taking Children Out of School for Vacations
Although it is not recommended to take children out of school for an extended period of time, we will make reasonable attempts to supplement work missed. Advance assignments and sending classroom materials, etc., will be limited, and at the discretion of the teacher. Teachers will not be expected to reteach a lesson. If you are taking your child out of school for an extended period of time, please complete and sign the form available in school office. The completed form should be returned to the school office prior to the absence.
Doctor or Dentist Appointments
If possible, please make dental and doctor appointments for times other than during school hours. In cases where this is not possible, please inform the teacher of the time you will pick your child up and the approximate time he/she will return to school. In all cases, students should be picked up at the school office and signed out by a parent/guardian, and check in at the office when returning to school.