Q: Why do I get phone calls about attendance?
A: Attendance calls are made for 2 reasons: to make sure your student is safe and to remind you to send notes for absences.
- If your student is marked absent in
homeroom, you will receive a call from the school that morning. This
call is a safety check for us to make sure your student is where they
- If your student is marked absent in any period during the day, the district generates a call around 6PM to report these absences. You may view the detail of the days absences on ParentPortal.
In either case, please call or send a note to school to update/correct your student’s attendance.
Q: Do I have to send a note for an absence?
A: Yes. Anytime a student is absent from school
a note must be submitted within 3 days of the student’s return to
school. Even if you call the school, a note should always be sent when
the student returns to school.
Q: What should an absence note include?
A: Notes should include student’s full name,
date(s) of absence, reason for absence, parent/guardian full name and
signature and phone number.
Q: How many absences can a student have?
A: 10 = total number of parent excuses allowed
5 = total cumulative number of unexcused or unlawful absences to be considered truant
3 = total consecutive number of unexcused or unlawful absences to be considered truant
18 = total number of absences of any kind will cause review for chronic absenteeism
Q: Do I need a medical note every time my student is absent?
A: No, but parents are only allowed 10 excuses per year, so medical notes are helpful.
Q: What do all those attendance codes in ParentPortal and on the report card mean?
A: A = unverified (no note received)
E = excused
M = Medical
D = Court
B = Bereavement
K = Religious
U = Unexcused
V = School Activity