Report an Absence


Regular school attendance is essential for your student’s success in school. We encourage you to help your child develop these good habits.  The student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences. Two state laws—one dealing with the required presence of school-aged children in school and the other with how a student’s attendance affects the award of a student’s final grade or course credit—are of special interest to students and parents.


Excused/Unexcused Absences

Absences will be classified as “excused or “unexcused.” Absences that are documented by the 3rd day upon returning and verified for the following reasons will be classified as excused.


  • Personal Illness (with a doctor’s or parent’s note)
  • Serious illness or death in the immediate family
  • Medical or dental appointments (with a doctor’s note)


Absences for reasons other than those listed above will be considered unexcused.


When absences or medical partial absences are absolutely necessary, please report it by 9 am.


Procedures to report an absence


Please email the Registrar Dawna Lee (if the absence is illness-related) and your student’s teacher.  Email must include parent’s name, child’s name, teacher's name, date(s) of absence, and reason for absence. Upon return of the student, please send in ONE of the following:


  • printed previously sent an email with your signature at the bottom
  • signed handwritten note OR 
  • the physician’s note if the student was taken to the doctor.


Tardies: Students are counted tardy if they are not physically present in their classroom when the tardy bell rings at 8: 40am.  We ask that you please park and come into the main office so you can sign him/her in. Please bring your photo ID with you.