"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better" - Pat Riley
Regular school attendance is extremely important for your child. All pupils are expected to be in school as required by law unless they are ill. If your child is to be absent, please call the school at (480) 472-6400.
Whenever possible, plan doctor appointments to avoid missing school. Please ensure that children arrive at school prior to the tardy bell each day. Students should arrive on campus by 8:15 am to line-up with their classrooms by the 8:20 bell.
Tardies cause confusion and take up instructional time for all classmates. Students arriving after the 8:25 bell must report to the office.
After 18 absences you and /or your child can be cited by law for excessive absences whether the absences were excused or non-excused.
District Information & Guidelines Regarding Attendance
Absences: Parents are expected to inform the school when their children will be absent. If children are absent without prior notice, the school will make reasonable efforts to notify parents within the applicable time periods prescribed by law.
- It is important that parents let the school know right away if their phone numbers change.
- Please provide notes from doctors and dentists to excuse children for appointments, illnesses, or injuries.
- If parents do not authorize absences within one day after their children return to school, absences are unexcused.
- Parents who anticipate extended absences should contact the school. If they do not, children are withdrawn from school after missing 10 days in a row.