The school pays close attention to a student’s attendance. Students who are in school less than one-half of the school day are marked absent for the entire day.
It is important to come to school on time. If your child arrives AFTER 7:50 a.m.:
The student must report to the school office with an explanation as to why they are tardy.
The student will be given a tardy slip.
Arrival after 11:00 a.m. will be recorded as absent.
Regular attendance is important and children should not miss school unless it is absolutely necessary. Please inform the school of an absence by filling out an absence report form online.
Trips/Family Vacations (Unexcused Absences)
Trips are considered “time away” from classroom instruction, so please plan vacations to coincide with school recesses if at all possible. Please notify your teacher and the office in writing in advance when a trip is planned. Teachers are not required to provide homework or make-up work for children on unexcused trips.
Chronic Tardiness/Excessive Absences
Students who are chronically tardy or absent (91.7% present, or 15 absences per year) will be referred to the counselors and administrators for follow up action with parents.
Homework Procedures in Case of Absence
Parent cooperation in adhering to the following procedures will enable the school office to expedite the request for pick up of homework without interruption to the classroom. Please inform the school office between 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. if your child is going to be absent.
A student who has been absent for one day is expected to complete assignments upon returning to school.
Parents may request homework on the second day of absence by calling the school office at 808-307-4400 between 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Assignments/books may be picked up at the office on the day of the request from 2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (M, T, Th, F) and 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (W).