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Attendance & Excuses


Per the SCDE, a pupil is counted absent if he/she is not present for greater than 50% of the school day.  The actual calculation (done automatically by PowerSchool) is based on the minutes covered in a school's bell schedule.

A student who misses school must present a written excuse within three (3) days after the student returns to school.  If your child was absent but did not go to the doctor, we still need a written excuse signed by a parent/legal guardian, stating why the child was absent.  

Make sure the excuse contains the following information:
    *    date(s) student was absent
    *    student's first and last name
    *    teacher's name

The requirements also apply to tardies and early dismissals.



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