This is a 24-hour machine, so calls can be made any time of the day or night. Every absence or tardy of any kind must be cleared by a parent or legal guardian within 72 hours or absences are considered unexcused and are subject to a truancy review.
Because student attendance is vital to a student’s success, we strongly discourage parents/guardians from taking students out of class during the school year. In the unlikely event that a student must be out of town when school is in session, the student should obtain and complete one of the following forms. If a pre-approved absence form or independent study contract is not on file before your student’s absence you may receive a truancy letter.
For absences for 1-4 days: Pre-Approved Absences Form
Must be approved before absence by the principal/vice-principal.
Approval is based on the students' attendance and grades.
Please email Liza Silva to request an Independent Study Contract. This must be completed two weeks before the planned absences.
This form can only be picked up in the attendance office.
The independent Study contract provides space for teachers to write assignments for each class and must be signed by all teachers, the parents, the student and the principal before the students leave town.
Upon returning to school, the student must bring all assigned work to the attendance office before going to class.