The office is currently closed for summer break and will reopen Monday, July 11. School begins Thursday, August 4. For your convenience, you may enroll your child online and complete re-enrollment for returning students at any time at mpsaz.org/enroll or for assistance contact the office beginning July 11. | La oficina se encuentra cerrada por las vacaciones de verano y reabrirá el lunes 11 de julio. El primer día de clases es el jueves 4 de agosto. Puede inscribir a sus hijos en línea o completar la reinscripción para estudiantes que regresan en cualquier momento en mpsaz.org/enroll o para asistencia contacte a la oficina a partir del 11 de julio.

Absenteeism and truancy does not result in student achievement and success

Mesa Public Schools is committed to helping students achieve, and regular attendance at school is key to their success.  The district is increasing its enforcement efforts to reduce absenteeism and truancy, which is defined as unexcused absences.

Parents are expected to notify the school if their child is going to be absent. Procedures are in place that track student attendance and trigger enforcement efforts. If your child has excessive absences or is truant, you will receive a warning letter. An attendance officer may visit or call your home to discuss ways of improving attendance and explain possible consequences for parents as well as the student.

Elementary Schools count each half day a student is absent as one absence for truancy purposes. The school principal has the authority to determine if an absence is excused. Students are habitually truant if they have five or more unexcused absences. They are excessively absent if they have 18 or more excused or unexcused absences.

To learn more please review information found here.