Build the Habit of Strong Attendance Early
Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success, starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life. The following flyers have attendance facts and some helpful habits to put in place as a family.
Learn more about the importance of strong attendance habits by visiting the Attendance Works website.
Procedures For Notifying School of Absence
Parents are requested to phone the school office at 916-567-5500 when a student is absent. Please notify the secretary and give the reason for the student’s absence. Even though the parent calls the school office, the student is still required by law to bring a note from the parent on his/her return to school. The note must include the student’s name, date of absence, specific cause of the absence, and a complete signature of the parent or guardian. (This information is essential for our attendance accounting records). If you know in advance that your child will be absent for five or more days for any reason, please advise the teacher so that an Independent Study Packet can be prepared for your child.