Killip Elementary Attendance Policy
Reporting Absences - Call absence line: 928-773-4089
Punctual and regular attendance is very important to your child's success in school. Schools are required by law to keep an exact record of reasons for absences (e.g. illness, bad weather, appointments).
If your child must be absent, please call the Absence Reporting Line before 9:00 am.
Please give the following information in your message:
- Child's first and last name
- Reason for absence
- Request for missed work
- Your name/relationship to the child
Absences will be reported as required by state law.
If you know your child will be absent for an extended period of time, (instead of calling in every day) you may send a note to the office with dates your child will be out, teacher/grade, and the reason for the absence.
Students have the responsibility of being at school on time. Late students must stop at the office for an admit slip before going to class.
Excessive tardies will result in appropriate consequences.
Students must stay at school throughout the day unless they have a written request from parents. Requests must be approved by the principal. The principal has discretion in granting permission to leave campus for lunch.
School attendance is mandatory by law. Students may be excused for the following reasons:
- Medical provider excuse
- Death in the family
- Family emergency
- Religious commitment
- Diagnostic testing
- School-sponsored activities
- Extenuating circumstances
- Parental petitioned vacations agreed to by school administration
Extended absences due to medical conditions must be reported to the school nurse at the student's home school. Any student identified as having a chronic health condition verified by a physician is exempt from this policy.
For the purposes of this policy, truancy is defined as absence without parental approval or knowledge. At the elementary level, three tardies or three occurrences of students leaving early (unexcused) will equal one unexcused absence.