• 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. Valid absences include 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.
    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. 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.
    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. If a student is absent and the school does not receive notification by 10 AM, a call will be made to the designated person(s). Upon returning to school, a note explaining the absence should be sent with the child. 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.