• Student absence reporting
     
    picture of students raising hands Attending school every day has a positive impact on student learning and helps to put students on a track towards success. Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that children attend school and must authorize absences by notifying their child's school in advance or at the time of the absence. While children are expected to attend school every day, there are reasons that might cause a student to be absent. Excused/Valid absences include some absences due to illness, observance of a religious holiday, death in the immediate family, family emergency, situations beyond the control of the student, and other circumstances that cause reasonable concern to the parent/guardian for the student’s safety or health. Excessive absences due to illness require a physican's note.
     
    Reporting Procedures 
    If a child will be absent, the parent/guardian must call and report the absence to their child's school by providing the name of the child, grade, homeroom teacher, and reason for the absence. To report a student absence, please call the main number of the school and follow the automated reporting instructions. The parent/guardian must call by 10am the following day to excuse the absence. If no contact is made with the parent/guardian, the absence will be reported as unexcused. When the student returns to school, a note explaining the absence must be sent with the child. If a student is absent for more than a week, the student and/or parent or guardian is encouraged to make arrangements with the classroom teacher to arrange for completion of missed classroom work and assignments. Please note that teachers are only required to provide assignments during excused absences and suspensions. 
     
    Student are permitted to leave during the school day only when authorized by the principal after receipt of a written note from a parent/guardian requesting permission for the student to leave, and when the student is picked up from the school office. 
     
    Updating Contact Information 
    At the time of registration, parents/guardians provide emergency contact information including the person(s) to contact in the event of their child's illness or absence. Please ensure that emergency contact information is current for your child. Any changes can be made via SISK12 (parent portal), by calling the school office, or sending an email to parents@district65.net.