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It is not necessary to call your child off of school.  When your child is absent from school, it is necessary to send in a written excuse with them on the day that they return. Please be sure to include the following:

  • Date

  • Child's first and last name and six-digit ID number

  • Grade and Teacher Name

  • Dates child was absent

  • Reason for absence

  • Parent signature

If your child is out sick, it is preferable to receive a doctor's excuse so the absence can be marked as such.  Any absence that is three days or longer requires a doctor's excuse.  If your child will be out for an extended period of time (serious illness, surgery, etc.,) please inform the school so that arrangements can be made regarding school work.


Your child is considered late for school if they are not in their classroom by 9:00 AM.  If your child is not riding the bus, they should be dropped off no later than 8:55 AM in order to get to class on time.  If your child arrives at or after 9:00 AM, they are to come to the office with a note indicating the reason for being late.  Students will be marked Tardy up until 10:30 AM.  After 10:30 AM, they will be considered a half or full-day absence depending on the time the child arrives.

Leaving Early

Although discouraged, we understand that a child may need to leave school early for a doctor, dentist, therapy, etc. appointments, activities, etc.  If your child will need to leave early, please send a note to the school the day of the early dismissal with the following information:

  • Date

  • Child's first and last name plus six-digit ID number

  • Grade and Teacher Name

  • Time the child will be leaving

  • Reason for leaving early  

  • Parent signature

A child leaving 1:45 PM or later will be marked as an Early Dismissal.  If a child leaves prior to 1:45 PM, it is considered a half or whole day absent depending on the time the child leaves.  

Trip Requests

While we do not encourage taking trips during the school year, we realize that it is sometimes unavoidable.  If your child(ren) will be absent from school for more than two days due to travel, you must fill out a Trip Request Form at least two weeks before the date of departure.  This form can be obtained in the office or downloaded by clicking the link above.  The form must be submitted at least one week in advance.  After completing the form, have your child give it to their homeroom teacher.  The teacher will sign the form and submit it to the principal for approval.