Attendance is vital for academic success. Communication with the school regarding a student’s absence is important.
Valid Reasons for excused absences/tardies are:
· Student illness
· Death or illness in student’s immediate family
· Participation in school-related activities approved by the Principal
· Any other reason deemed valid by the Principal
· Any and all other absences are considered unexcused
· Phone the school the morning of the day your child is absent. Let us know if you would like to pick up homework. Teachers will put the homework in the front office where it may be picked up after 2:30.
· Send a note to school the first day your child returns to school if you do not have a phone.
· If your child sees a physician, please ask for a doctor’s statement and return it to school with your child on his/her first day back.
· After eight (8) days absent, a doctor’s statement is required for absences.
KRS 159.150 Definition of Truancy: Any child who has six unexcused absences and/or unexcused tardies is considered a “habitual truant” The law does not make any difference between an absence and a tardy. This means that if a student has 6 unexcused absences...6 unexcused tardies… or any combination of absences and/or tardies equally 6… the student will be considered a “habitual truant.” If this happens, there may be court proceedings against the parent and/or student, depending on the student’s age.