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School Attendance Policy

Consistent attendance is expected of all students and is a major factor in achieving academic success. Indiana laws also require school attendance. Attendance is recorded once in the morning and again in the afternoon.

Generally, students are marked as present, absent (excused and unexcused), tardy, or left early. The only excusable absence is for illness or for death in the family.

Upon returning to school from an absence, the student should bring a note stating the reason for the absence. If a note is not brought for an absence, that absence will be considered unexcused. Make up work will be required, but the child may receive a grade of zero.

If a child has an illness which will cause him or her to be out of school for more than three days, the office or the school nurse should be informed concerning the illness.

A doctor's excuse may be required for all absences after six days.

In order to be promoted to the next grade, a student in grades 4-5-6 must be in regular attendance for a minimum of eighty-four (84) percent of the school year.

Family vacations should be scheduled at times when school is not in session. Absences due to Family vacations are not excused either by Kankakee Valley School Corporation Board Policy or by State Law regarding attendance.

A student has one day to make up work for each day he or she has been absent.

Any student absent during the school day may not participate in extra curricular activities that day, unless arrangements for the absence were made through the principal’s office.

Tardiness. Students who come to the classroom after 8:40 a.m. and are not on a “late” bus are considered tardy. Students will need to make up tardy times at recess time as determined by the classroom teacher. Excessive tardinesscould require after-school detention to make up time.

Missing the bus is considered an unexcused absence.

Excessive tardiness and/or absences must be reported to appropriate agencies by school officials.

Awards for Perfect Attendance will be given to students at the end of each semester and the end of the school year. In order to qualify, a student must be present the full time the entire day each day during the semester or the school year.

Unexcused absences are reported to the State of Indiana.