What is the attendance policy?

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Attendance is critical for success in learning. According to recent legislation, attendance may affect funding for schools. Schools may lose money when students are not in school - regardless of whether or not the absence is excused. Parents are asked to keep all absences to a minimum, and to call the school before 9:00am if their child is going to be absent that day. It is the responsibility of the parents to make sure their child has recovered from contagious diseases before returning to school. A written excuse, giving the reason for the absence, should be sent to the teacher when the student returns. Students going on trips may be excused if a prior request is approved by the principal. Prior requests will allow the students to make up any missed work so their academic grades will not be affected. This is in compliance with the School Board attendance policy.