• Every School Day Counts

    ATTENDANCE 

    Regular attendance is essential to a student's success in school. Students should not be absent from school unless absolutely necessary, as classroom activity cannot be made up. Lectures, discussions, and participation are lost to those who are absent.
     

    To Excuse an Absence

    Report the absence by telephone to the office as soon as possible each morning that a student is absent. For your convenience, we do have voice mail to record absences:
    (602)-449-4201 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
     

    Attendance Awards

    Recognition will be given for outstanding attendance! Students demonstrating outstanding attendance will be recognized at our honors assembly at the end of the year. Our goal is to celebrate student success.

    Dismissal During The School Day

    A parent must come in and sign the student out. A student will not be released to anyone unless parental permission and verification is obtained.  Picture identification is required.

    Late Arrival

    A parent must sign the student in to be an excused tardy, otherwise, it will be considered an unexcused tardy.
    If returning from a medical/dental appointment, submit the verification of appointment upon return. Then, the absence will be changed to medically excused.

    Habitual morning tardiness will result in referral to the Assistant Principal.

    Tardiness

    Students who are late to school must report to the attendance office. Students who are late to class without an excuse will be considered tardy.

    After four events of tardiness, students will be assigned a progression of consequences including lunch detentions and in school suspension.  Below is the consequences chart.

    Tardies 1-3     Verbal/Written Warning. Communication with parents at #3.

    Tardies 4-5     1 Day of lunch detention for each tardy.

    Tardies 6-7     2 days of lunch detention for each tardy and attendance contract on 8th tardy.

    Tardies 8-9     3 days of lunch detention for each tardy.

    10+                1 day of in-school suspension for each tardy.

    Truancy Procedures

    A student absent without the consent of his/her parents is truant and will be given an unexcused absence. An absence can be noted as a medical excuse by bringing in a dated slip from the doctor's office stating that the student was seen.

     

    A student is truant for any of the following reasons:

    • Leaves school without signing out in the front office.
    • Leaves school at lunch.
    • Is absent from school without prior permission from the parents.
    • Is absent from class without permission.
    • Obtains a pass to go to a certain place and doesn't report there.
    • Comes to school but does not attend classes.

    Excessive Truancy may result in school level consequences, up to suspension.