COLEGIO PETITE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE POLICY
Attendance and academic success are highly correlated; therefore Colegio Petite Elementary School adheres to strict attendance and tardy policies. If a student accrues ten consecutive absences he or she will be withdrawn from the school. Students who are withdrawn from the school he or she may re-enroll, if space permits, and continue his or her education at the start of the next term.
If an illness or emergency occurs that keeps the student from attending school, the parent/guardian must contact the school daily and explain the reason for missing classes. When the student returns, a doctor's/written excuse must be handed in at time of return, if not the student will be marked unexcused. The student is responsible for completing all missing work accrued during absence to maintain grade point average. Colegio Petite recommends that the student have no absences.
If an extended absence should occur, the parent/guardian must contact the school administration to discuss the circumstances. Based on circumstances, the Administration will provide the options available to the student. In some cases, this may involve the student not receiving credit for the current block.
All absences must be phoned into the school office by the parent/guardian of the student. If the school does not receive a phone call by the parent/guardian regarding the student’s absence and the nature of the absence, then the school will notify the parent. Non-excused absences are considered truant.
Excused vs. Unexcused Absences.
An excused absence simply identifies that the parent or guardian knew that the student was absent and has notified the school. All absences, including excused absences, count against the total number of absences allowed.