Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism

Elementary Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism:
The mechanism to collect and report daily teacher-student engagement or attendance while in a remote or hybrid schedule is outlined below. It is expected that families call in student absences so that the District knows the reason for absence. 

Attendance: 

In-Person Attendance: Cohort leaders take student attendance using Schooltool. 

Remote Learning Attendance: Teachers perform remote check-ins daily for elementary students. 

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Chronic Absenteeism: 

○ Daily attendance phone calls are made to determine the reason of 

absence. 

○ The elementary school continues to issue attendance letters at 10% 

absenteeism. 

○ 15% absenteeism results in a parent phone call from either  Administration. 

○ 20% absenteeism results in a parent meeting arranged by the Administration. 

○ If intervention is not successful, the following may be applied to students with chronic unexcused absences: 

■ Referral to the Student Support Team 

■ Referral to Child Protective Services for educational neglect and/or a law enforcement referral 

Junior/Senior High School (MLA and HS) Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism:
The mechanism to collect and report daily teacher-student engagement or attendance while in a remote or hybrid schedule is outlined below. It is expected that families call in student absences so that the District knows the reason for absence. 

Attendance: 

In-Person Attendance: First period attendance is used to determine student attendance using Schooltool. (same process as 2019-2020 school year).

Remote Learning Attendance: Parents of 6-12 students are required to select the option of their child working remotely in Qualtrics daily. 


Chronic Absenteeism: 

○ Daily attendance phone calls are made to determine the reason for absence.

○ The Jr./Sr. High School tracks chronic attendance (greater than 

10%) on a monthly basis. 

■ First contact is a chronic attendance letter. 

■ Second contact is a parent phone call from a member of the student support team (counselor, social worker, administrator) 

■ Third contact is a parent meeting arranged by the Administration with the parent, student and student support team member. 

○ If intervention is not successful, the following may be applied to students with chronic unexcused absences: 

■ Referral to the Student Support Team 

■ Referral to Child Protective Services for educational neglect and/or a law enforcement referral