Hi! My name is Kathy Roose and I am the clerk in the office here at Porter Elementary School. Being the clerk means that I do a little bit of everything. One of my jobs is to answer the attendance phone line when parents call their child in absent or tardy.
Pursuant to ARS 15-807: Absence From School, Notification of Parent or Person Having Custody of Pupil:
1. In case of absence from school, the parent/guardian is required to notify the school attendance personnel in advance or at the time of the absence.
2. At the time of registration the parent/guardian is required to furnish the school with at least one telephone number, if available, where the parent/guardian may be contacted during the school day (see student data form). If there is a change in telephone numbers during the school year, the parent/guardian is to promptly notify the school office.
3. In case a student is absent from school and the parent/guardian has not notified the school, school attendance personnel will make a reasonable effort to notify the parent/guardian within two hours after the first class in which the pupil is absent.