Regular school attendance is important to a child’s success in school. No amount of make-up class work can substitute for the instruction and interaction provided during the school day.
Parents have an obligation to keep their children in school and to promptly report and explain any absence in written form to the teacher or principal. Failure to comply carries a penalty. (Florida Law 188.8.131.52) Excessive absences will result in notification to the State Attorney’s Office.
- 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.