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Attendance Information

  • Regular attendance is a key factor in a child's academic success. Regular attendance is when a student attends more than 95% of the academic school year; this may include up to 8 absences in a 180-day school year.

    The Florida Legislature finds the association with poor academic performance and nonattendance to be so important that each school district must take an active role in promoting attendance as a means of improving student performance. The State also finds that early interventions are the most effective way of producing good attendance habits that will lead to improved student learning and achievement.

Grades K-5 Attendance

    • The homeroom teacher will record student attendance in Pinnacle. Parents are encouraged to monitor their child's attendance using the BCPS Mobile App.
    • Student attendance will be recorded during direct instruction.
    • The student must be present in class to receive instruction to be counted as Present.
    • Students who are late for class will be recorded as Tardy (unexcused).
    • A student who is not present during instruction will be recorded as Absent (unexcused).

Grades 6-12 Attendance

    • Teachers will record student attendance during each class. 
    • Parents are encouraged to monitor their child's attendance using the BCPS Mobile App.
    • The student must be present in class to receive instruction to be counted as Present, for each class.
    • The student may be present in school but not in class to receive instruction.  Those students will be counted as (PN) Present Not In Class.
    • Students who are late to their scheduled class will be recorded as Tardy (unexcused).
    • A student who is not present during instruction will be recorded as Absent (unexcused).

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Contact Information

  • Attendance

    1400 NW 14th Court

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-1623

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    Ascellia Arenas

    Coordinator, District Attendance

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