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Attendance

One of the most important aspects of a student's ability to achieve academic success is to go to school every day.

In fact, research has shown that it usually takes students three days to catch up with school work for every day they’ve missed. By making your child’s school attendance a priority, you will be taking an important step in supporting your child’s school success, and setting a good example. Every day counts.

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Unexcused Absences and Intervention

Duration of time  Number of Absences  Intervention Parent Action Needed
Day 1

 

Robocall to family

 

Call the Attendance Office to share the reason for the absence if excused.
Month 3

 

Conference with family to create Attendance Agreement

 

Respond to the school when they call or email. Share the barriers preventing attendance and create an attendance agreement. 
Month 7

 

Letter sent and school may file a petition in court

 

No action is needed unless you believe there is an error, then call the Attendance Office to share the reason for the absences. 
Year 11

 

Letter sent and school conference

 

Participate in a conversation with the school team to address attendance and update the attendance agreement.
Year 15

 

Letter sent and school may file a petition in court

 

If a petition is filed, you will receive additional letters outlining the next steps.

 

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Community Engagement Board (CEB)

The Community Engagement Board is a group of volunteers, working in partnership with school district staff, that meets with students and their families to understand barriers to attendance. The board makes recommendations to students, parents and the school district with the goal of improving a student’s attendance record.