Student Attendance Policy
Under House Bill 5 (HB5), students are required by law to attend school at least 90% of the school year in order to be eligible for promotion to the next grade, regardless if the absences are excused or unexcused.
If a student does not meet this requirement, s/he will receive Loss of Credit (LOC) on their final report card until the requirement is met through summer school or intersession. Notices are sent throughout the year if the student is falling below 90% of the current total attendance days.
It is important for students to attend school if they are not ill. Keep in mind possible absences for illnesses that will likely arise, especially during the fall and spring allergy seasons. If your child is sick, a note from home is required the next day stating the reason for the absence. It will then be determined whether the absence will be excused or unexcused. If students are absent for more than 2 consecutive days, they must have a note from a certified physician. After 3 unexcused absences, a notice will be sent home indicating the number of days absent and the consequences of excessive absences. It is important that students be allowed to stay in school for the entire school period. Students who are signed out early for reasons other than health care appointments are considered "unexcused". If you provide a doctor's note when returning after 10:00, your child may be marked present.
Students who are signed out early more than three times will require approval from administration each time thereafter. Therefore, please schedule appointments after school hours or during the various two-week intersession breaks. Should absences become excessive, families may have to attend Attendance Court. In order to avoid this unpleasant situation, we strongly encourage that students be at school on a daily basis.
With the rigorous curriculum ahead of us, it is imperative that students come to school every day. Throughout the year, we will continue to teach students the value of coming to school each day. We will promote high expectations for all students and provide an environment that fosters responsibility, self-discipline, and independence. There will be awards presented at the end of the year to honor perfect attendance.
Our school goal is to have 98.2% of our students in attendance daily. Please help us reach our goal.
Attendance Committee Members
Nora Macias - Assistant Principal
Belinda Calderon - Counselor
Laura Beyer - PK Teacher
Sonia Espinosa - Kinder
Maria Valles - 1st Grade Teacher
Angelina Tomes - 2nd Grade Teacher
Maria Pina - 3rd Grade Teacher
Terry Jaime - 4th Grade Teacher
Catalina Martinez - 5th Grade Teacher