attendance is an essential part of a student’s education. Students are
expected to be in attendance every school day as required by state law
and district policy. All absences have a negative effect, regardless of
the cause of the absences or the attempts to make up work missed.
Teachers cannot teach students who are not present, and instruction
cannot be replicated with assignments to be completed outside of school.
We urge you to stress the importance of regular, prompt attendance.
Habits of a lifetime are formed in elementary school and can only
benefit your child in future years of education and employment.
There are times when students may be away from school. Parents or guardians must contact the school office to provide notification of an absence or tardy before 8:15 a.m.
Please call the 24 hour attendance line at 720-561-2602 to report
absences. Promptly contacting the office will prevent us from calling
your home or work place inquiring of the nature of your child’s absence.
will be notified of excessive absences by phone or letter. If absences
continue, parents will be required to provide medical documentation to
excuse student’s absences. Further absences will involve a conference
with the Attendance Advocate for Boulder Valley Schools and an
attendance contract. Students who receive four unexcused absences in a month or ten in a school year will be contacted for a conference. An action plan will be developed to ensure more regular attendance. Excused Absences as defined by BVSD:
- Temporary illness or injury
- Extended absences due to physical, mental or emotional disabilities
- Student is in the custody of the court or law enforcement authorities
- Emergency, serious illness, or death in the family
- Medical and dental appointments which cannot be scheduled outside the regular school day
- Extremely inclement weather
- Participation in a religious observance
- Unexcused absences include all other absences
If your child is absent, please call the Foothill attendance line at 720-561-2602 by 8:15 a.m. Please always notify the office of an absence, not
just the classroom teacher.
Checking In/Leaving School EarlyIf
a student will be leaving during the day he/she must be signed in or
out of the office by a parent or authorized adult. Whenever a student is
picked up at school, the office staff will ask for current picture
identification and will check emergency contact names if the adult is
not known to office staff.
tone of each day is set during the first few minutes of class and an
important portion of the daily lesson is presented during this same
precious time. Students should be in their seats and ready for
instruction at the assigned time. If a student is late to school and it
is before 8:20 a.m. she/he should report directly to class and will be marked tardy by the teacher. If a student arrives after 8:20 a.m. she/he should report to the office to get an tardy slip before reporting to class.
We appreciate parent/guardian support in this matter as all students
benefit from a timely start. Tardiness is considered a form of absence
and parents will be notified as noted above.Excused TardiesSome examples of an excused tardy are:
Unexcused TardiesSome examples of an unexcused tardy are:
- Medical appointments
- Temporary illness
- Inclement weather
- Oversleeping, alarm failing to go off, walking too slow
- Missing the bus due to getting up late
- Appointment for other family member