Overview

Regular attendance is a necessity for two reasons: (1) It is required by law. (2) It is essential to a student's success, enjoyment, and achievement in school subjects. It is recommended that parents call the school office between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. if the student is going to be absent from school or late to school that day. Students whose parents have not contacted the school should bring a written note from home on their return to school.

In case of prolonged illness or disability, it is important to notify the teacher and principal advising when the student will be returning to the classroom. Any student who will be out of school four weeks or longer is eligible for the service of a homebound teacher.

The State of Indiana recognizes five reasons a student may be legally absent: (1) personal illness, (2) death in the immediate family, (3) quarantine, (4) court appointment, and (5) required church observance. All absences resulting from these reasons or any absence authorized by the principal will be considered excused. Work may be made up, and no penalty will be assessed. A doctor's statement will be required for continual absences.