Attending Washington Elementary School is a right and responsibility of all students. State Law and School Board Policy Regulations require daily attendance. The family and the student both hold full responsibility for attendance. Unexcused absences from class may result in failure, removal from class/school or a juvenile petition filed for truancy or any combination of the above.
If a student is absent from school, a parent/guardian note stating the reason for the absence, date of absence and signature is required if the absence is to be excused. A call to our office by a parent/guardian will be accepted in place of a note (330-7641). Unexcused absences will result in parent contact and if continued, a parent conference will be scheduled. If a child receives 5 unexcused absences in one month or 10 in a year, a truancy petition will be filed with the Prosecuting Attorneys office. For the purpose of truancy reporting every 3rd unexcused tardy to school/class will result in one day of truancy. If your student is more than 10 minutes late to school, he/she must have a note or be signed in by an adult. If they do not, it will be considered an unexcused tardy.
The following are the only excused absences at Washington Elementary School: illness, doctor/dentist appointment, family emergency, and religious reasons.