TO REPORT AN ABSENCE
call (719) 475-6120
log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and submit your request electronically. For instructions on how to enter electronic absence requests, please click here. Use the portal to notify us of upcoming absences, late arrivals, or early dismissals. If we are within 4 hours of the time you wish to dismiss your student, please call the school to ensure that we receive your request.
If you do not have an Infinite Campus account, or have forgotten your password, please email email@example.com for assistance.
If your child is marked absent from class and we have not heard from a parent, the Junior High will call and/or email to notify you of the absence and to determine whether the absence is excused or unexcused. If there is no parent response, the absence will remain unexcused. See Attendance Policy below for definitions and details.
We understand that emergencies arise, but please notify the school of early leave times (for appointments, special plans, etc.) in advance whenever possible. Parents who have not requested an early leave time in advance may have an extended wait time while we locate and notify your student. Thank you for understanding.
HOW SICK IS TOO SICK?
We need your help keeping our schools open and our community safe! The most important protective practice schools can take is to require students to stay home when they are ill. Parents can help by self-screening each of their children daily to assess whether any of the symptoms listed (to the right) are present.
If any of these symptoms (at right) are present, students should remain at home. If the symptoms resolve within 24 hours and your child then remains symptom-free without medication for 24 hours, he/she may return to school.
For more information, including guidelines to follow if your child's symptoms last longer than 24 hours, please visit the Health Room/ School Nurse section of our site. Please keep in mind that our guidelines may change as community recommendations change.
Please keep your child home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms;
new or unexplained cough
shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
loss of taste or smell
temperature of 100.4 F or higher
feeling feverish or having chills
muscle or body aches
nausea or vomiting
Picking Up Early for Appointment?
Should you need to pick up your child early for an appointment, please call the junior high after 7:30 am the day of the appointment, or log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to request the early dismissal. If we are within 4 hours of the pickup time you're requesting, please call the school (rather than submitting an online request) to ensure that we receive your request.
We will send a pass to excuse your child from class at the requested time, and we'll have him/ her wait inside the front doors of the school for you.
- Parents who have not called the junior high in advance of the pick-up time may have an extended wait time while we locate and notify your student.
Pre-Arranged Absence Forms are encouraged for planned, future absences.
- Print a "Pre-Arranged Absence Form" or have your student pick up one from the office.
- Complete the top portion of the form, including Student Name; Date of and Reason for Absence(s); and Parent Signature.
- Bring the form to the JH office AT LEAST 3 FULL SCHOOL DAYS BEFORE the planned absence for administrator approval.
- Once the student has received administrator approval/signature, students must take the form to all teachers to gather assigned work and receive teacher initials.
The staff, administration, and Board of Education emphasize the importance and value of regular and punctual attendance. In addition, Colorado State Law makes school attendance compulsory. When a student is unable to attend school, it is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school office. PLEASE call the school by 9:00 am on the day of the student's absence. Attendance data is updated every day by 3:30pm. Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School strives to maintain a 97% daily attendance. Please assist us by making every effort to minimize your child’s absences.
Colorado State Law mandates compulsory school attendance for students under the age of seventeen (17). According to Colorado School Attendance Law (22-23-104) the following shall be considered an excused absence:
1. A student who is temporarily ill or injured, or whose absence is approved by an administrator on a pre- arranged basis. 2. A student who is absent for an extended period of time due to physical, emotional, or mental disability with documentation from a medical professional.3. A student who is pursuing a work-study program under the supervision of the school.4. A student who is attending a school-sponsored activity or event of an educational nature with advance approval by an administrator.5. A student who is suspended or expelled.6. A student who has received prior permission for their absence from the school administrator (a prearranged absence).
**Any other absence will be considered unexcused