Absence Reporting



    "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."

    - William Shakespeare



    School starts at 9:30 am
    Students arriving after 9:30 a.m. will need to have their parents or guardian present a valid excuse for their child; otherwise they will be considered tardy as defined in the student code of conduct. If students arrive after 9:30 a.m., the student will need to obtain a pass from single point to be admitted to class.


    Pick up & Drop Off
    Controlling School Traffic is Essential for Safety
    Students should be picked up and dropped off at the car loop only. Parents wishing to park should walk their children to the front gate. Parents are not allowed to walk their children to their classrooms

    Supervision is Provided From 9:00 a.m.  - 4: 30 p.m. 

    Students should not be dropped off before 9:00 a.m. or left at Ansin Park.


    After Care Services:

    Memorial Youth Force Program Provides After Care immediately after school dismissal  Monday - Friday free of charge until 6:30 p.m.

    This service is limited to 75 students and is on a first come, first serve basis.  Students participating in the program receive tutoring services as well as participate in enrichment activities.

     The Jason Taylor Foundation provides after-school tutoring services to students Monday - Thursday until 6:00 p.m. Please contact Mr. Kevin Sawyer, Educational Director at 954-529-8150.

    Report an Absence
    Not Coming to School?

    Parents MUST report absences within two days. A note can be sent on the day before the student's absence.

    There are two ways of reporting an absence: 


    • The parent or guardian calls in the absence the day before, on the same day, or immediately after the absence.   (754) 323-3501 or e-mail to attendance_3911@browardschools.com 
    • A parent or guardian writes a note stating the reason for the absence, and the day(s) of the absence(s). The note must include a parent/guardian signature. 


      Excused absences give students two class days to make up the work for each class day absent, not including the day of the return. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher(s) immediately upon their return to school to receive assignments of work missed.  Previously assigned work is due the day of return. 

    Attendance Policy 5.5

    All students' absences must align with the eight (8) reasons allowed for absences, as outlined in the Attendance Policy and in the Code of Student Conduct.
    Parents must state reason (from approved list) for absence when they call in or write a note to report a student's absence.
    Absences can only be excused if they correspond with one of the eight (8) allowed reasons.