Notes From Home



Absence Notes

Family vacations should be planned with the school calendar in mind to prevent children from missing classroom instructional time.  When a student is absent, parents must either reply to the CTLS notification they receive with the reason for the absence or provide a written excuse and/or a doctor’s note within 3 days upon returning to school.  Please include the following information:

  1. Child’s name  
  2. Teacher’s name  
  3. Date(s) of absence  
  4. Reason for absence  
  5. Parent’s signature

Emailing the teacher does not count as the excuse note.

State law governs excused absences.  If a child needs to be out for an extended period of time, please notify the teacher and the school registrar.  Please make every effort to schedule medical and dental appointments after school hours to avoid interruption of the instructional program.  You will receive a CTLS notification each day your child is absent or tardy. 

If a child comes to school after 11:05 am or leaves before 11:05 am, he/she will be counted absent.  A child must be here for a minimum of half the school day to be considered present.   

Attendance Referral Process:

  • Three (3) unexcused absences:  Teachers will communicate with parents regarding student attendance via e-mail, phone or parent conference. 
  • Five (5) unexcused absences: A school generated letter will be sent to the parents.
  • Seven (7) unexcused absences: A school social work referral will be generated by principal or principal designee listing specific school-based interventions (phone calls, letters, conferences, etc.) that have occurred prior to making the referral.

Reporting a Transportation Change:

A request for your child to go home a different way other than normal must be submitted in writing.  Phone calls, emails, texts or fax requests are not acceptable since verifying the identity of the caller is difficult.  If a change to ASP is needed during the day, please call the front office.  ASP is a secure checkout and therefore ID will be checked before releasing a student.  At this time, we do not accept guest bus riders.  Children who ride buses are to ride only the bus to which they have been assigned.  Please use this form to request a change in transportation in writin.