Attendance Policy

  • It is crucial for children to be on time to school and to attend daily. Whenever your child does not attend school, please call the Attendance Line at (623) 445-4190 by 9:00 AM. State the name of the absent student, who is making the call, the reason for the absence. Be specific about the reason of the absence, such as sore throat, asthma, fever, doctor/dentist appointment, personal, etc. Homework can be requested after the third day of absence. ABSENCES MUST BE VERIFIED. Every effort will be made to determine why your child is absent. Please help us to keep your children safe by reporting your child's absence promptly.
     
    Early Dismissal for Appointments
    The expectation for all students is that they arrive on time and leave at 3:30 PM. If you need to pick up your child for an appointment prior to 3:30 PM, please come to the office and we will call your child from the classroom prior to 3:00 PM. There will be NO early dismissal after 3:00 PM. Tardies and early dismissals have created a disruption to the classroom learning environment. Thank you for supporting the elimination of disruptions to the learning environment.
     
    Tardies
    Children who are tardy must stop by the Attendance Office to pick up a tardy pass and sign in before entering their classroom. They must state the reason for being late. Being on time is very important for your child's learning as well as all the other children in the classroom. Only verified doctor's excuses will be considered as excused tardies.

    Truancy
    Unexcused absences may result in legal actions. Arizona Revised Statutes 15-803. See CUTS for more information.

    Early Release
    If it is necessary to pick up your child during school hours, you need to report to the school office to sign him/her out, and the office will then call your child to the office. For your child's protection:
    1. Your child will not be released to anyone except his/her parents or the responsible party you have indicated on the Pink Emergency Card.
    2. Picture Identification will be requested.
    3. A note or telephone call is NOT sufficient to have your child released from school.