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 will take student attendance using Schooltool.

    • Remote Learning Attendance: In the event of remote learning, attendance will be taken by either virtual check-ins or by work completion. 

  • Chronic Absenteeism: 

    • Daily attendance phone calls are made to determine the reason of absence.

  • The elementary will continue to issue attendance letters at 10% absenteeism.

  • 15% absenteeism results in a parent phone call from the 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: 1st period attendance will be used to determine student attendance using Schooltool. (same process as 2019-2020 school year).

    • Remote Learning Attendance: In the event of remote learning, attendance will be taken by either virtual check-ins or by work completion. 

  • Chronic Absenteeism: 

    • Daily attendance phone calls are made to determine the reason of 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.

  • 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