Attendance

AttendanceRegular attendance is very important to school success. If your child is absent, please call the school office (477-6109 and press 1) by 9:00 a.m. to report the absence. It is very important that the office have a telephone number on file where you can be reached in case of an emergency. If you do not have access to a phone, please send a note explaining the reason for your child’s absence.

If a student is absent from school, the parent may request homework, preferably on the second day, by 11:00 a.m. by calling the office at 477-6109 or by contacting the teacher via phone or e-mail.  Homework may be picked up in the office after school until 3:30 p.m. by parents, a sibling or neighbor, if the homework was requested by 11 a.m.  Parents should be responsible for seeing that their child returns the requested make-up work to the teacher upon the child's return.


Regular attendance directly affects student success. School is very hard for students when they miss classes. Students are required by Indiana law to attend school regularly until they are 18 years old. After age 18, students must be regularly attending and earning credits toward a diploma to stay enrolled.

Possible Consequences of Irregular Attendance:
After students miss 10 days, they and their parent(s) may be notified of the need to attend a pre-court conference. At that time, legal notice is given. Students who miss additional days of school after the pre-court conference are required by Indiana law to have a medical statement from a physician or be seen and possibly sent home by the school nurse. Failure to follow this law will result in a referral to Child Protective Services or Juvenile Court, depending upon the circumstances and the age of the student. There can also be a pre-court conference called if the student has missed 5 consecutive days (habitual truancy)

Students may have credits denied for excessive truancies.  This is not automatic but at the school .administrator's discretion and based on individual circumstances.  Continued truancies may also result in loss of a driver's license or work permit.  The Social Security Administration monitors to make sure students are attending school regularly.  A restructuring of payments could occur for students who do not attend regularly.




Questions?

Call 435-8489 or Email FSCP@evsc.k12.in.us