- When a child is absent, we strongly encourage parents/guardians to contact the school office or their child’s teacher to let us know.
- If a child is absent for 2 or more consecutive days and the parents have not contacted the school, we will initiate communication.
Communication may include but is not limited to:
Teacher calling home
Office personnel calling home
Teacher or office personnel emailing parents regarding attendance
Letter from the office indicating days of absence
Home visit made
- If excessive absence occurs (more than 20 days per year or 7 days per trimester) the school based intervention team may suggest any one or combination of the following actions take place depending on the reason for absence:
Referral to the school district resource officer
Referral to Department of Family Services
Retention in the same grade for an additional year
Parents encourage/possibly required to take parenting classes
Summer school/After school remediation
Referral to the legal system
- All factors relating to the reasons for absence will be considered by the building intervention team. Parents communicating the reason for absence when it occurs will be important information for the team.
Parents may appeal the decision of the school based intervention team to the school district superintendent.