Absence Procedures/Tardy Policy
Appointments or Illiness
Students will not be released from school on the basis of a telephone call. Parents must sign-out and sign-in theirchildren when taking them to appointments and back to school. When students are sent home because of illness, they areto be accompanied by their parent(s) or authorized guardian/emergency contact.
Parents are asked to call the front office when they know their child will be absent. The sponsor must provide the front office with a written explanation of each absence when the child returns to school. The sponsor's note, by itself,does not constitute an excused absence.
Parents will be informed of unexcused absences. Students will be required to make up all missed school assignments. Parents are strongly encouraged to work closely with their child's teachers to ensure all class assignments are completed in a timely manner.
Students with excessive unexcused absences will be referred to the Student Support Team (SST) and then to the Command if the problem is not resolved.
During the school day, students will be released only to a parent or to the person named as the emergency contact on the registration form. The only exceptions will be:
- a signed note is received from the sponsor designating another adult to pick up the student or
- a military unit has designated someone to pick up the student when parents and emergency contacts could not be reached.
Students arriving at school after the instructional day begins are considered tardy. If you know that your child will be late arriving to school, please make certain that a note is sent explaining why they are tardy. A student who is tardy should report to the office for a late slip before going to his/her classroom. A signed appointment slip from the dentist or doctor may be used in lieu of a note from parents. Parents should come in to the office to sign in their child; or a signed note is requested from parents.
Students who are tardy due to government transportation are excused and will not need to obtain a late slip from the office. A tardy not properly reported by the parent or guardian is unexcused unless circumstances warrant otherwise. The classroom teacher will report students who are frequently tardy to the administration. Parents may be contacted if it is noted that a student has numerous unexcused tardies.