Attendance and Absences

Consistent attendance at school is vital for the student to receive educational benefit. To that end, SHARP School is committed to assisting parents in ensuring that each student is at school working to enhance and improve their academic and behavioral skills. Arizona Revised Statutes require parents to notify the school in advance of or the time of a student's absence. In addition, MPS transportation should be called so that the student's school bus will not make an unnecessary trip.

The SHARP School Attendance line is 480-472-8970. If a student is absent from school and the school has not been notified, a follow up call will be made, either to the home or the parent's place of work, to determine the reason for the absence. In the event that no one can be contacted, the absence will be recorded as unexcused. A meeting with the parents, school administration and staff may occur if a student is recording excessive absences. School Board policy requires that absences from school be for "necessary and important reasons, including, but not limited to, illness, bereavement, other family emergencies and observance of major religious holidays of the family's faith." Please make every attempt to see that your child is in school!