1. A student who is temporarily ill or injured or whose absence is approved by the administrator of the school of attendance on a prearranged basis. Prearranged absences will be approved for appointments or circumstances of a serious nature only which cannot be taken care of outside of school hours.
2. A student who is absent for an extended period due to a physical disability or a mental or behavioral health disorder.
3. A student who is pursuing a work-study program under the supervision of the school.
4. A student who is attending any school-sponsored activity or activities of an educational nature with advance approval by the administration.
5. A student who is suspended or expelled.
As applicable, the district may require suitable proof regarding the above exceptions, including written statements from medical sources.
If a student is in out-of-home placement (as that term is as defined by C.R.S. 22-32-138(1)(h), absences due to court appearances and participation in court-ordered activities will be excused. The student’s assigned social worker must verify the student’s absence was for a court appearance or court-ordered activity.
An unexcused absence is defined as an absence that is not covered by one of the foregoing exceptions. Each unexcused absence will be entered on the student’s record. The parents/guardians of the student receiving an unexcused absence will be notified orally or in writing by the district of the unexcused absence.
In accordance with law, the district may impose appropriate penalties which relate directly to classes missed while unexcused. Penalties may include a warning, school detention, or in-school suspension. Academic penalties, out-of-school suspensions, or expulsion will not be imposed for any unexcused absence.
The administration will develop regulations to implement appropriate penalties. The school administration will consider the correlation between course failure, truancy and a student dropping out of school in developing these regulations and will implement research-based strategies to re-engage students with a high number of unexcused absences.
Students and parents/guardians may petition the Board of Education for exceptions to this policy or the accompanying regulations provided that no exception will be sustained if the student fails to abide by all requirements imposed by the Board as conditions for granting any such exception.
The maximum number of unexcused absences a student may incur before judicial proceedings are initiated to enforce compulsory attendance is 10 days during any calendar year or school year.
We ask that all students arriving after the final bell come in through the front doors to check into the office.
Tardiness is defined as the appearance of a student without proper excuse after the scheduled time that a class begins. Because of the disruptive nature of tardiness and the detrimental effect upon the rights of the non-tardy student to uninterrupted learning, appropriate penalties shall be imposed for excessive tardiness. Parents/guardians will be notified of all penalties regarding tardiness.
In an unavoidable situation, a student detained by another teacher or administrator will not be considered tardy provided that the teacher or administrator gives the student a pass to enter the next class. Teachers will honor passes presented in accordance with this policy. The provisions of this policy are applicable to all students in the district, including those above and below the age for compulsory attendance as required by law.
We ask parents and guardians to make appointments outside of school hours, but we understand that is not always possible.
To check out your student early, an authorized guardian or designee must check out the student in the front office. Students will then be called and dismissed from class once they are signed for in the office Students will not be called prior to being signed out in the office, in person.
*Authorized designees are individuals on a student's contact list.
A prearrange absence is defined as advanced knowledge of a student being absent for two or more consecutive days or for reasons that do not fall within District 6 Attendance Policy and Procedures. This would include vacations, special events, etc.
A Prearranged Absence Form must be filled out and signed by the school administrator prior to the known dates. You can obtain this form by contacting the school office. This form can be obtained by contacting the school office.
The student is responsible for making up all work during the time of absence since they will be missing valuable instruction.