School attendance policies and county procedures
Absence and Tardy Procedures
When a student is absent or tardy an explanation is required from parents. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school of the reason for the child’s absence or tardiness.
- Be specific about the reason why your child will not be attending school today
- Please indicate whether your child has any of the following symptoms:
- Feeling feverish or chills
- Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F
- Headache (not due to another health condition, hunger, menstrual cramps stress, or injury)
- A new cough (not due to another health condition)
- Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties (not due to diagnosed respiratory condition or if different than normal pattern of chronic condition)
- A new sore throat (not due to another health condition)
- Congestion or runny nose (not related to allergies or health condition)
- Fatigue (more tired than normal or sudden onset)
- New muscle pain (not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise))
- New loss of taste, smell, or appetite
- Abdominal pain (not due to hunger, constipation, injury, or stress)
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Or by using our online attendance form
If you do not use or have access to a computer or telephone, the reason for your child’s absence must be provided in writing within two days of his/her return to school. Otherwise, the absence will be reported as unexcused.
- Absences are excused in situations of: illness; death in the family; medical appointments; or observance of a religious holiday; or an urgent medical appointment.
- Absences are unexcused in situations of: family trips; child care problems; oversleeping; nonschool-related activities; traffic; missed buses; etc.