Every Minute Counts
There is a direct relationship between attendance and learning. Attitudes regarding the value of education and the importance of study are shaped by parental priorities regarding school attendance. It is imperative that parents/guardians support the importance of school attendance by not asking for or supporting unnecessary absences. Excused and unexcused tardies will count towards excessive absences. Unexcused tardies will count towards habitual truancy.
Reporting Absences & Tardies
Should a student be absent or late, the student’s parent/guardian is required to notify the school attendance office by 8:30am each day the student is absent or will be in late. Attendance can be communicated through a 24 hour voicemail at 614-864-5332 x 1114, through email at email@example.com, or communicated via School Pass. Contacting the student’s teacher does not count as contact to the school – the attendance office must be notified. If you fail to contact the school, you will be contacted through an automated calling system. Please include the student's name, grade, and reason for absence in any attendance communication.
In addition to notifying the school, a written excuse or email is required within 5 school days of returning to school for the absence to excused. Emails and communication via School Pass are acceptable forms for excuse notes. Please see the handbook for more information.