Attendance and Sick Policy


Students are required to attend classes each day that school is open.  Regular attendance is critical to a student’s progress; in fact, if a student is absent more than 10% of the time, that student may be dropped from the class.  If, however, a student is sick or has another unavoidable reason for being absent, he/she should bring a note signed by the parent with the explanation.  The principal decides whether or not it is an excused absence.  Common reasons for excused absences include:




         death in the family


         doctor/dentist appointment


Please try to schedule routine appointments during non-school hours.  If it must be during school hours, the student should return to school for the remaining classes.  Possible reasons for unexcused absences include:


         private lessons


         vacation or business trips


         healing from injuries where it does not affect school work and the doctor has said the student may return to school


For excused absences, the student will have the opportunity to make up missed work.  The number of days absent is the number of days allowed to complete the missed work, in addition to keeping up with regular assignments.  Arrangements should be made in advance if possible.  Unexcused absences are not given the opportunity to make up work afterwards.  This will affect the student’s grades.  If parents anticipate the student being absent frequently, they should consider a different school. 


Anyone who exhibits the following needs to stay home from school:


  • Green, yellow, or thick nasal discharge or discharge from the eyes indicating an infection
  • Excessive coughing or sneezing (not caused by seasonal allergies)
  • Sore throat (not caused by seasonal allergies)
  • Wheezing or chest congestion (“croup”)
  • Rash associated with viral or bacterial infection
  • ANY contagious illness
  • ANY fever in the last 24 hours
  • ANY vomiting in the last 24 hours
  • ANY diarrhea in the last 24 hours


Also, in the unfortunate circumstance that your family is "blessed" with lice, please do not participate in school until complete treatment has been administered.  Periodic head-checks may be administered by the principal or school health officer in a discreet manner.