When your child is sick or will be late to school, it is required that a phone call be made before 8:30 a.m. to our school office at 761-3020. After morning absences are known in the school, those absences that have not previously been confirmed by a telephone call from the parent, will be followed up by a telephone call from a school secretary. The call will be made first to the home and if not successful, then to the parent’s place of employment.
Parents are reminded that they may, by state law, excuse their child for all or part of no more than ten days in a school year. Beyond those ten days, it is the building principal’s responsibility to determine whether or not the student’s absence is excused. Unexcused absences lead to a student being considered truant. The school appreciates the cooperation of parents in ensuring the students’ regular attendance, which leads to increased student learning and success.