Regular attendance is very important for school success. The attendance policy adopted by the school board states that all students must be in attendance at least 90% of the time to be eligible for promotion.
Oklahoma School Attendance Law-“If a child is absent four or more days or parts of days within a four week period or is absent without valid excuse for ten (10) or more days or parts of days within a semester, the attendance officer shall notify the parent of the child and immediately report such absences to the district attorney in the county wherein the school is located for juvenile proceedings pursuant to Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Furthermore, any person having control of a child between five (5) and eighteen (18) years of age is required to compel that child to attend school. Failure to do so may result in fines up to one hundred dollars ($100) and/or imprisonment.”
ABSENCES AND TARDIES
The bell rings at 8:00 a.m. This bell signifies the beginning of school. It is important that your child is here and ready to begin the day. If a student is habitually late or absent to school, a letter will be sent home to the parents and kept on file at the school. If the problem continues the student’s attendance records will be turned over to the Roger’s County District Attorney to be addressed in Truancy Court. If it is necessary for your child to be absent, please call the attendance office or write a note to provide notification on the day of absence or the day of return to school. All absences count against the student’s attendance record, except for school related activities. The upper elementary attendance number is 443-6041. The lower elementary attendance number is 443-6141.
Students that check in or out resulting in missing one or more hours of class will be absent for half a day to a full day. Students that check in or out resulting in missing less than one hour during the day will be given a tardy.
CHECK-OUT FOR CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
Parents wishing to check out a student to attend an on campus activity must do so in person at the elementary office. Checking out by phone is not allowed. All students checked out for an on campus activity are considered absent from class.