Summit Academy K-7 Attendance

Phone number:  480-472-3301 

Answering machine is on 24 hours for your convenience

7-8 Campus Hours Hours:  7:30-4pm

 

PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

Taking care of our students needs is our #1 priority; the office is sometimes very busy, where we can’t always answer the phone.  So if you happen to get the answering machine during school hours, please leave a message clearly stating your child’s name, grade, and reason for absence.   Normally a call back is not made unless you state that you would like to speak to someone.

  • Please call the attendance office as soon as possible during school hours in order for your child’s absence to be excused. 
  • If a phone call is not received for an absence by 10am each day an automated phone message will be delivered to your primary phone number informing you of your child’s absence.
  • If an absence is not excused within 48 hours the absence will be considered and remain unexcused.
  • Teachers do not have to accept, for credit, work that is made up after a student that is marked truant/unexcused.
  • The school reserves the right to assign an appropriate absence code for an absence or tardy that is deemed unsatisfactory or unacceptable.
    • Examples (but not limited to):  Going shopping, babysitting, missing the bus, oversleeping, birthday, etc….

 

IMPORTANT ABSENCE INFORMATION:

  • It is your child’s responsibility to ask his/her teachers for makeup work for the day absence.
  • Please call in on each day of your child’s absence.
  • When calling in on the 3rd consecutive day of absence, you may request homework. 
    • You must call to request this before 9am.
    • The homework will be ready by 3:30pm that day.
    •  NOTE:  For requests made after 9am; homework may not be ready by 3:30pm.
  • Please call the school if you anticipate your child of being absent for a reason other than illness, prior to that absence date. 
  • Example would be if you are pre-planning a family trip during school time. 

 

  • In this instance it will be your child’s responsibility to let each teacher know the dates they will be out of school and ask for homework for those days.

 

  • It is also your child’s responsibility to insure he/she completes and returns work to the teacher in a timely manner.

 

DOCTOR NOTES: 

  • Parents should provide doctor/dentist notes to the school when students are absent for appointments or illness.
  • Documentation from court appearances or counseling appointments could also be given to school.

TARDIES (Late to classes):

  • You must accompany your child to the office and sign them into school or you may call the office to let them know of the tardy.
    • Your child will be given a tardy pass to class.
  • TARDY:  Students are marked tardy if they are 14 minutes or less to any class.
  • FULL PERIOD ABSENT:  Students are marked absent if they are 15 minutes or more late to any class.
    • Tardiness caused by missing the bus, sleeping in, babysitting, accompanying other people to appointments, etc. will not be excused.

EXCESSIVE ABSENCES:

Arizona State Law (15-802.A, 15-803.A) requires every person who has custody of a child between the ages of six and sixteen years shall make sure the child attends school for the full time school is in session. 

  • Unexcused or frequent absences are reviewed by Mesa Public School (MPS) District Truancy, and your child may be called to meet with an officer.
  • When reviewing absences, MPS District Truancy takes all notes and documentation into consideration.

ATTENDANCE LETTERS:

  • Summit Academy will send out computer generated attendance letters to you when absences for your child reach 5 days. 
  • Additional letters will be sent to you on your child at 10th absences and 15th absences. 

PARENT/STUDENT CONTACT INFORMATION: 

  • If there is a change in telephone numbers or addresses during the school year, please notify the front office.

SIGNING YOUR CHILD OUT EARLY FROM SCHOOL:

All junior highs in Mesa Public Schools have closed campuses. 

  • You (the parent/guardian) are the only person(s) that will be able to sign your child out of school, unless you designated someone else to pick him/her up.
  • You will need to come into the office to sign your child out on Summit log sheet
  • You child cannot be called out of class until you are in the office.
  • If you need someone else to pick up your child, please call the attendance line.  Please give the time and the person’s name that will be picking your child up.