It is very important that your child comes to school every day. It is also very important for your child to come to school on time so she/he does not miss the beginning of the day.
If your child must be absent from school for illness or a family emergency, please call the school to report the absence. The school’s phone number is 864-8475. When your child returns to school, please send a written note of excuse indicating the dates of absence and the reason for the absence.
If your child arrives after 8:15 a.m., she/he must report to the Main Office before going to class. If your child is frequently absent or tardy, we will contact you to make a plan for improving her/his attendance.
School attendance is required by law, unless excused for illness or other family emergency, as required by Burlington School District policies. If your child is absent five times, truancy procedures will begin. After an accumulation of 5 absences (intervals of 5 thereafter) and/or 10 tardies (intervals of 5 thereafter) the district does institute a system of automated calls and letters to address any needs and to support families.
Notify the Main Office in the event that your child is expected to be out more than five days due to a family emergency or an extended vacation. You must complete a form for absences of more than 10 consecutive days so that truancy procedures are avoided.