Attendance: Regular attendance is essential for success at school. Our goal is for every student to attend school 96% of the time, which means missing a total of seven or fewer days during the school year. Most subjects are taught in sequence, requiring the understanding of each concept in the order of its presentation. It is difficult for a child to make up a day's learning even though the missed assignments have been completed. The discussions and activities that take place in the classroom are often as important as the written material. Students should be absent only in cases of illness or emergency.
If your child will be absent, please call the school attendance line, 720-886-3095 , and prior to 8:15 a.m. and leave the following information:
- Child's name
- Date(s) of absence
- Parent's name
- Reason for absence
We are required to verify absences that are not reported. Home and work phone numbers will be called. Please help us with this procedure by calling in your child's absence as soon as possible. Students will be given time to make up work missed during their absence. If you wish to pick up your child's homework, please notify the office by 11:00 a.m. and it will be available after school. Please do not interrupt the classroom teacher with this request.
Tardies: It is important that children arrive on time for school. A "tardy" child not only disrupts the class when arriving late, he/she also misses settling-in time when the teacher collects work, sets the tone for the day, and gives directions for activities. When it is unavoidable and a child is tardy, he/she must sign in at the office before going to class. The office will remove them from the absence list. The student also needs to take an admit slip to the teacher.
Extended Absences: If a parent informs the teacher that the student will be missing school for three days or more for a planned event (e.g., vacation, family reunion), the teacher can indicate what work the child must complete. The teacher is not required to replicate the learning experiences that will be covered in the classroom. Tasks such as completing a book with a response log, maintaining a written journal, and completing math worksheets may be given. Parents are requested to pick up a district request form for extended absences. Early departures from school will be reported as a part of attendance reporting on the student's progress report.
Dismissal from School during the School Day: Parents may request that students be excused from school prior to dismissal. Parents are asked to send a note stating who will be picking up the child and at what time. Parents/Designees are to sign students out at the office and not the classroom. The office will then call the classroom requesting the teacher to send the child to the office.