A truancy petition or child-in-need petition may be filed for any student who has five (5) or more unexcused absences (including accumulated unexcused tardies or early checkouts) in a 30-day calendar period or fifteen (15) or more unexcused absences (including accumulated unexcused tardies or early checkouts) in a 90-day calendar period.
Tardies and Early Checkouts
Your child is considered Tardy if she/he is not in the classroom when the tardy bell rings at 7:45 a.m. Early checkout-If you are checking your child out early for a doctor appointment, please send a doctor’s note for that appointment. Otherwise, the early checkout will be marked as unexcused.
SIX (6) unexcused tardies or unexcused early Checkouts will result in ONE (1) absence for your child.
If your child is absent, you must explain the absence with a parental note or a doctor’s excuse note. Parents can write a parental note for up to SIX (6) absences per semester. Any other absences not excused with a doctor’s note will be considered unexcused. Please send a note as soon as possible after an absence.
Thank you so much for ensuring your child is at school and on time every day.
More information on attendance can be found on our district site.