Reporting Absences

Parents are expected to phone the school, (920) 852-5520, to inform the secretary whenever their children are not going to be in school. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to notify the school of a child’s absence before 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the absence. Students who have not been called in prior to 9:00 a.m. will be considered unexcused.

If a student becomes ill while at school, parents will be contacted. It is important that we have current phone numbers and/or the names of those individuals who should be contacted if your child becomes ill and needs to be sent home.

Excused absences and unexcused absences are explained in depth in the Elementary Family Policy Manual.

Attendance Guidelines

Regular school attendance is essential to school success. Frequent absences from school are the greatest single cause of poor achievement and discouragement in school. Daily educational opportunities lost through absences can never fully be made up, and students cannot be expected to achieve to their full potential if they miss class sessions.

It is the legal and moral responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure regular school attendance. This pattern is established early in the child’s life by the attitude and support toward the school shown by the parents/guardians. 

Children who are absent or tardy without a valid excuse part or all of five (5) days in one school semester are considered habitually truant. Habitual truancy will result in a Habitual Truancy conference with the principal and the Police School Liaison Officer (PSLO). 

Regular attendance and promptness to class is important for your child’s success!

Check-in Policy

For security reasons, all parents, visitors, and guests are required to check in at the office upon entering the building during regular school day hours. Passes will be given to indicate if you are a visitor or a volunteer. This procedure allows us to better monitor everyone who is in our building.  

If you are coming to pick up your child (before the end of the school day), you will need to come to the office to sign your child out of school.  Your child will then be called to the office to meet you. 

If possible, please let the teacher know ahead of time whenever your child will be missing class time. This will alert the school to the absence and allow the teacher the opportunity to send schoolwork home with your child ahead of time.  If your child will be returning to school, s/he needs to come into the office to be checked in prior to returning to the classroom.

Request for Student Absence

If you are planning to take a family trip when school is in session, please complete the request for student absence form that is available in the office, online, or from the classroom teacher. This form will need to be completed by a parent or guardian and returned to the office one week in advance of the absence.

The teacher will prepare assignments to be completed during the vacation. In some instances, make-up work may need to be assigned when the student returns to school. The use of this form will assist in the appropriate preparations for the absence.

Request for Student Absence