Attendance Policies: Regular school attendance is vital to a child’s success. A child who is not in school cannot learn. For this reason, it is important that all parents make a commitment to make sure that their child is at school and on time. Please make every effort to adjust doctor appointments and family schedules to minimize time away from school.
law (A.R.S. §15-321) states that students will be in attendance during
the school day unless officially excused. State law limits what is
considered excused. State law takes precedence over the parents’
definition of what is excused.
- Parents are to call the
attendance line, 602-249-7210 ext. 5498 for English and ext. 5488 for
Spanish, to report all absences. Please call before 9:00 a.m.
to report an absence will result in a phone call from the school to the
parent at home or at work. Parents need to keep the school informed of
their current contact numbers.
- If contact is not made by phone, a written excuse signed by a parent or guardian must be sent to school on the day following the absence. Failure to properly notify the school may result as an unexcused absence for the student.
- Students will be withdrawn from school after ten (10) consecutive days of absence if no parent/guardian contact has been made.
may not participate in after-school activities if they were not in
attendance at school the day of the activity (Alhambra District
Governing Board Policy IGD).
Tardy Policies: Students
are considered tardy if they are not in their assigned classroom when
the 8:10 a.m. tardy bell rings. Students arriving to school after 8:10
a.m. must report to the office for a late pass before going to class.
are expected to meet a minimum attendance requirement of ninety percent
(90%) of the possible membership days. Exceptions may be made for
justifiable absences (those involving illness, injury, disease and/or
Any student absence over ten
percent (10%) of the school days is considered by state law to be an
excessive absence. After ten percent (10%), the parent is required to
provide written documentation from a physician for all days of
non-attendance. All absences not documented will be considered unexcused
and may be referred to the Court Unified Truancy Suppression Program.
who are absent or tardy without parental or school consent will be
considered truant and will be referred to the school resource
officer. Truancy violates state and local attendance laws and will be
considered a serious offense, and may result in disciplinary action.