• If a student has three (3) unexcused absences within a 4 – week period, the student will receive a Warning Letters. The letter will be mailed to the student’s parent/guardian. A signed parent note or physician’s note must be submitted to the campus attendance office within three (3) days of the student’s return to school. If a note is not provided, the absence will be counted as unexcused. It is the parent’s responsibility to monitor a student’s school attendance and require the student to attend each entire class period for every school day.

    • If a student has three (3) unexcused absences in a 4 – week period, a student can be placed on an Attendance Contract.
    • If a student has thirteen (13) unexcused absences in a 6 – week period, an affidavit shall be issued.
    • In either case, the student’s attendance will be monitored for the remainder of the school year.
    • Outreach Workers by law have to file on student/parents who reach 13 unexcused absences in a 6 month period.
    • If you get a letter and have any questions, contact your child’s school Administrator or attendance clerk

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