ABSENCES, ILLNESS AND MEDICATION
Regular attendance at school is vitally important to each student as it directly affects his/her academic progress as well as the development of attitudes and habits for life! Studies show regular attendance is tied to success. The responsibility for good school attendance rests with the student, the parents and guardians, and the school.
PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL BY 9:30 A.M. WHEN YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL. SCHOOL WORK MAY BE PICKED-UP UPON REQUEST AFTER SCHOOL.
If you have not contacted the school, please send a note with your child upon their return to school. Please remember that it is important to report any communicable diseases such as measles, chicken pox, flu, pink eye, etc.
A student is considered tardy if they arrive after 7:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. If a student arrives after 9:30 a.m., they will be marked absent for the morning. If a student arrives after 1:00 p.m., they will be marked absent for the whole day. Any student leaving before their lunch period will be marked absent for the afternoon.
Persistent tardiness will be considered as a violation of the discipline policy.
Any child absent (without cause) 20% or more of the scheduled instruction days may be considered as truant. Situations such as this will be referred to the school social worker or local officials of St. Joseph County Agencies .for follow-up. The social worker cooperates with St. Joseph County agencies to ensure that students maintain regular attendance patterns.