Attendance Information for Parents
Attendance is reported every period of the day. Parents/guardians are asked to call the school or send a note when their child will be absent from school. Excusable absences shall include medical or dental treatment, recuperation from illness, death or serious illness in the immediate family, unusual or unavoidable emergencies, or special situations deemed excusable by the administration. Excessive absences (more than 7 days during the school year) require a doctor's authorization or other form of verificatino in order to be excused.
For any absence not excused by the parent, the student's attendance shall be recorded as unexcused on attendance records.
Pre-arranged absences are discouraged. However, if necessary, a student in good standing in his/her classes with no prior attendance problems may make arrngements for a pre-arranged absence according to board policy JBD-R-2. Parents are responsible for notifying the schooll in advance if the absence will extend beyond the originally arranged days. Accumulation of more than 10 days will result in a reenrollment process and will require a TB skin test given.
The Kansas Truancy Law K.S.A. 721113 is stated below:
Whenever a child is required by law to attend school and is enrolled in school, and the child is inexcusably absent there from on either three consecutive school days or five school days in any semester or seven school days in any school year, whichever of the foregoing occurs first, the child shall be considered to be not attending school as required by law. A child is inexcusably absent from school if the child is absent there from all or significant part of a school day without a valid excuse acceptable to the school employee designated by the board of education to have responsibility for the school attendance of such a child.