Attendance is of paramount importance to a student’s academic success. A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. There is a direct correlation between students who attend school regularly and higher academic achievement levels. Direct instruction is the most successful method of delivering education.
Although your child may make up missed work there is no replacement for direct instruction. The district’s new attendance policy reaffirms this position.
In order to reach our Destination 2020 goal on attendance, students can miss no more than 17 days of school per year. This may seem like a lot but it’s less than two absences per month.
Excused and unexcused absences
The school board updated policy 443 in June 2013 to define what constitutes an excused absence from school. Conditions include:
- Death or serious illness in the immediate family
- Participation in a school function
- Attendance at a religious service
- Extenuating circumstances approved by the principal
Attendance Line: 742-6285
Automated Attendance Line: 566-5600
Click here for the pre-arranged absence form: PreApp_Absence_HIG1259