Attendance letters and notifications will be sent to parents via electronic mail through the district’s Skyward Family Access portal. Parents must enable the appropriate notifications in Skyward Family Access to ensure receipt of this information.
Failure to Comply
Course Credit/Final Grade
Exempt and Excused Absences
The district is not required to excuse any absence for an activity or event that does not meet the allowable absence types, even if the parent/guardian provides a signed note explaining the absence. (see Unexcused Absences below). See the Student Handbook for qualifying exempt and excused absences.
Documentation After An Absence
- Student Full Legal Name, Grade, Student ID (if known)
- Date(s) for absence(s)
- Reason for absence
- Signature by the parent
Failure to present acceptable documentation of an absence will result in the absence being counted as unexcused.
Leaving Early or Arriving Late
If a student arrives late or needs to leave early for a medical appointment, they must sign in/out at the front office. If possible, the parent may send a note in the morning with the student, stating that they need to leave at a specified time later that day for a medical appointment. When returning to school, please turn in the medical excuse provided by the doctor's office.
Absences not listed in the Student Handbook as Exempt or Excused with be considered unacceptable reasons for an absence and will be documented as unexcused. These absences will impact the student’s ability to receive credit for the grade/course, receive final exam exemptions, and will be subject to compulsory attendance requirements (Truancy). Examples of unexcused absences include:
- Vacations/pleasure trips
- Missing the bus
- Car problems
- Birthday or other personal celebrations
- Work/Job related
- Youth programs (non-district related)
- Rare circumstances (without principal pre-approval)