Attendance Policy

ATTENDANCE – ABSENCES & TARDIES

Attendance is the responsibility of the student, the parents, and the school. The importance of regular, daily attendance as a basis for academic achievement cannot be overemphasized. Absences have a negative effect upon instructional continuity, regardless of attempts to make up the work.

Tardiness is defined as a student arriving to the classroom after 7:55 a.m. Excessive tardies and absences will be referred to the district-mandated attendance policies and sanctions.

All absences and tardies must be reported to the office the day they occur. Personal vacations taken during regularly scheduled school sessions are discouraged. Pre-arranged absences must be approved by the office.

Any absence not specifically covered by another section of the Code of Conduct, such as family vacations or other extended absence must complete a Pre-Arranged Absence Form in order to be excused. This form must be submitted at least three days prior to the scheduled absence. In order for the absence to be excused, the student must meet one or more of the following conditions:

1. Is in good academic standing

2. Has no unexcused absences

3. Has four or fewer excused absences in a semester or seven or fewer in the school year.

TO ENSURE STUDENT SAFETY - PARENTS MUST CALL THE ATTENDANCE LINE AT 303-982-7575 WHEN THEIR CHILD IS ABSENT.

Students who arrive after the second bell MUST check in at the office.