Reporting Absences


ATTENDANCE MATTERS!
HOW TO REPORT AN ABSENCE
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Remember:  Notify the school of your child's absence no later than 8:00 AM by sending an email or calling the grade-level dean's office.

If you use e-mail, indicate the reason for the absence (illness, appointment, etc.) in the email.

If you call, please have your child bring in a written note specifying the reason on the next school day.  (The state requires written documentation.)


Grade

Dean/Secretary

Email Contact

Phone

9

Mr. Murray
(Lisa Parkman)

[email protected]

860-763-8822

10

Mrs. Cox-Blackwell
(Ellen Smith)

[email protected]

860-763-8801

11

Mr. White
(Ashley Evans)

[email protected]

860-253-5547

12

Mrs. Nelson
(Allison Aikins)

[email protected]

860-763-8802




Tips for improving your child's attendance:

1. Encourage your child to get enough sleep (8-10 hours).
2. Schedule trips during school breaks.
3. Don't let your child stay home unless they are truly sick.
4. Talk to your child about why they do not want to go to school.


GOOD ATTENDANCE IS KEY!


IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE - Attendance is directly linked to a student's academic performance.

Research shows missing 10% of school (18 days) negatively impacts a student's academic performance.


SEPTEMBER MATTERS! - Students who miss fewer than 2 days in September continue to average fewer than 2 days each month.

Students who are absent 2-4 days go on to miss almost a full month of school!


CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM - The state defines chronic truancy as 10 absences in 1 year (or 4 absences in 1 month).  Please ensure your child is making it to school consistently and contact your school counselor or dean if your child is struggling for any reason.


If you Need Help.... Contact your Dean for support services.



reposted:  11-16-21