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Report Absence

When your student(s) miss school, it is your responsibility to notify the school. Please call the school’s ATTENDANCE LINE AT 602-938-5411 OR COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW as soon as you know that your child will be absent. If you reach the office voicemail system, please choose the attendance extension or general voicemail box and leave a message with your student’s name, the reason for the absence, and how many days your student(s) will be out. This voicemail system operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The school must legally account for EACH day a student misses. Therefore, you must notify EACH day that your student(s) is out of school, not just the first day, unless you have provided written notice excusing your student for a block of time or provided the office the proper documentation [forms available at front desk] regarding chronic illness, surgery etc. Even if you have notified your teacher, you must directly notify the school office. An absence is unexcused if a parent/guardian has not called to excuse it before the end of the same school day or if the parent has not provided a written note from the doctor/dentist/Medical Care organization, etc. after the sixth parental excuse. Legally, an absence cannot be excused after that day without documentation of circumstances creating a unique attendance issue.  Please schedule vacations during school breaks.