Please call prior to the start of the school day if your child will be absent. Each child who has been absent from school should present a note from a parent or guardian upon return stating the reason for the absence. The child should present the note to the homeroom teacher who will keep it on file.

When a child is expected to be absent, the school should be notified so that provisions for make-up work can be made. Elementary parents who call for make-up work before 12 p.m. (noon) may pick up that work at the end of the school day. Parents who call for work after 12 p.m. (noon) may pick up work on the following school day.

Regular and punctual attendance is vital to the learning process. While absence from school is unavoidable in cases of illness, parents, teachers and building principals should make every effort to keep the loss of instructional time to a minimum.

The Board of Education has adopted a policy which outlines the steps a principal is to take in notifying parents of the number of school days which a child has been absent. The policy states that 15 absences will be considered excessive and 45 days may result in retention.