There are three general categories of absence: Legal reasons – illness, sickness or death in the family, religious observance, court appearance, doctor or dentist appointment, and college visitation; Illegal reasons – visiting friends or family, vacation, hair appointments, shopping, working at home, baby-sitting for siblings, or oversleeping; Truant – A student is absent from school without parental/guardian permission.
When students are absent, parents or guardians should call the school before 8 a.m. An answering machine is available for messages 24-hours a day.
• Grades 7/8 at 266.3117
• Gr. 6 at 266.3164
Upon returning to school each sixth grade student is required to present to his/her first period teacher a written, signed excuse with the date of each absence or tardiness. Seventh and eighth graders should give their excuses to the Attendance Office secretary.
Parents do not need to escort student into the building when arriving late as long as student has a written excuse.