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South Christian Attendance Policy


It is very important for children to attend school.  When students are absent, they are missing instruction and may be falling behind their peers.

*The state Compulsory Attendance Laws identify 7 valid reasons for excused absences.

* Each student may have 6 parent notes.

* Illnesses with a doctor's note do not count as one of the 6 (parent note) days.

* Students must provide a note within five days from when he/she returns to school.

* If a student is sent home from school by the school nurse, it does not count against the parent or require a parent note.

* A tardy is any time a child comes in late (after 7:15) or checks out early (prior to 2:20). 

* 3 tardies = 1 unexcused absence

* Any child who has been absent from school without a valid excuse for 3 days is a truant.

* Any child who has been reported as truant two times is a habitual truant.