Attendance Information

Attendance:

The most fundamental essential for school success is that children come to school on time for the full day on a consistent basis.  While all students miss class occasionally for a variety of very good reasons, we also recognize that excessive absences are detrimental to our overall goal of educating students.

 We have school goals of 10 or fewer students absent each day, and 10 or fewer days absent per student each year.  

 

What do I do if my child is absent? 

  • Call 249-6867 to report an absence.Expect to be contacted by the office if your child has an unverified absence!Your child’s safety is our top concern!
  • Extended absences due to medical issues will require a doctor’s note.
  • Extended absences due to family emergency/other will require a parent note.
  • Contact your child’s teacher to discuss missed work during extended absences.
  • Once a child has 6 absences (excused or unexcused) you will receive a Letter of Concern.A follow-up attendance conference with the principal may also be scheduled.



  Why does Attendance Matter?

  • Students with regular attendance do better in school, have more friends, like school and are more likely to graduate.
  • Frequent absences are associated with lower (foundational) reading and math skills.
  • Students who miss more than 10 days a year typically struggle in school.

    What can you do to support good attendance? 

  • Maintain a regular schedule and healthy habits at home.
  • Communicate any concerns or issues promptly to the school. We can’t fix problems that we do not know about!
  • Plan vacations and trips during school holidays.
  • Follow the health office recommendations for when to keep your child home from school.

Attendance Secretary – Melissa Rogers, Melissa.rogers@mcsd.org

Principal - Dana Carpenter,   dana.carpenter@mscd.org  

 

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