School personnel will
consider the circumstances and reasons for each student absence and
determine whether the absence is excused or unexcused. Given parent
authorization, school personnel will excuse a student absence from
school for the following reasons:
- To receive medical, dental, optometrical or chiropractic services
- Exclusion from school for health and safety (not more than 5 days)
- Exclusion from school for head lice/nits (2 days)
- Attendance at funeral services for a member of the immediate family
- Observance of a religious holiday/ceremony
- Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer
A student who is absent from school without a valid excuse in excess
of the (30) minutes or more per day for four different days during the
school year will be declared truant, and the parents will be notified of
their obligation to resolve the truancy problem.
unexcused absences, a letter of truancy notification will be sent home.
After 7 unexcused absences, a second truancy notice will be sent home
and parents will be invited to attend a conference to discuss resolution
of the truancy problem. A student with more than 9 unexcused absences
will be declared a habitual truant and another parent conference will be
scheduled. If suggested alternatives to reach resolution of the truancy
problem are not followed through responsibly and successfully, the
problem will be reviewed and consideration will be given to pursue a
course of legal action.
We hope that these attendance procedures
will help both the school and parents to work together in a cooperative
manner towards our common goal of increasing each child's success in
school. As parents, you have a great deal to do with the establishment
of regular and punctual student attendance habits. Your cooperation and
support of our attendance procedures will be greatly appreciated.