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Attendance must be excused through the office or the Attendance Line. Notifications to teachers only will not be excused.
The office must have attendance entered into Skyward by 10:00 am or the system will call your primary phone number to notify you your student is absent. We do our best to check and enter messages by 10:00 am, but if we are unable, we will have all attendance entered by the end of the school day.
Absence = Full-Day or Half-Day
- Guardian Excused – Parent call within 1 week of absence
- Health Care Provider – Doctor’s note provided within 1 week of absence
- Family Event
- Mental Health
Educational Leave (Vacation) Education-Leave-Form
- Education Leave Form turned into the office at least 7-10 days prior to leaving
- 10 educational leave days are allowed per student per school year
- Unexcused – No parent call within 1 week of absence
A student is tardy if not in class when the tardy bell rings and during the first 15 minutes of school.
Once the tardy bell rings, students need to enter through the office. They will be given a tardy slip from the office if attendance has already been entered. If they do not, they will be marked absent.
Parents do not need to come in or call during this time.
After 8:45 am WITHOUT parent or call
A student is way late if checking in after the first 30 minutes of school WITHOUT a parent or call.
A phone call will go home at 10:30 to notify parents that the student was not in school and it will count as a full-day, unexcused absence if the parent does not call in to excuse it within one week.
After 8:30 am WITH parent or call
A check-in is after the first 30 minutes of school WITH a parent or call.
A check-out is any time a student is checked out during school hours. Please limit check-outs to exceptional circumstances and try to schedule appointments outside of school time. Parents/emergency contacts may call when they are no more than 5 minutes away and the office will call the student down to wait in the office. Parents/emergency contacts are required to come in to the office to check out a student and photo ID is required.
If a student misses school at the same time every week, parents should consider release time.
Fill out the form online at releases.canyonsdistrict.org.
Release time does not count against attendance.
Parents do need to pick them up in the office.
If you are concerned about your student missing classwork when he or she is absent (other than vacation leave process), please email the teacher. Allow teachers at least 24-48 hours to respond to the make-up work request. Same day requests are usually not possible as teachers are engaged in instruction.