Report an Absence
Students are expected to attend all assigned classes each day. It is important that you call the office whenever your student will be absent from school.
Every day of school is important, and we encourage regular attendance. On the other hand, children should not be sent to school if they show signs of illness. If a child becomes ill at school, a parent will be called to pick the child up in the health room. If your child has had a temperature, please wait until it is normal (98.6) for 24 hours before you send the child back to school. All students well enough to come to school will be considered well enough to go outside for recess.
Please note: For absences lasting 5 or more school days, please contact the office for assistance in submitting an Absence Request Form.
Students are considered tardy if they are not inside their classroom when the tardy bell rings at 9:05 am. Tardy students must check in at the office to receive an office pass before going to class. Please be conscientious about on-time arrival so that students hear opening announcements about the day’s events and begin their school day with the rest of the class.
- Students whose tardiness is the result of illness, family emergency, car troubles, or health care appointments will be considered excused tardy. Abuses of these excuses may result in a call from the principal.
- Tardiness as a result of sleeping in, late start, doing homework, or coming to school late regularly will be considered an unexcused tardy even with a signed parent/guardian note.
- Excessive tardiness or absenteeism will be considered when reviewing whether a waiver will be granted to students who live outside the Maywood attendance area.