Attendance & Absences

Absence is defined as a student missing all or any portion of the school day, for any reason. There are three types of absences: Excused, Unexcused, and Prearranged. Should your student be absent for any reason, please call the attendance line at (317) 259-8864 before 9:00 am. If your student is arriving late or leaving early for an appointment, please request a note from the dentist, doctor, etc. All notes should be given to the front office for record keeping. Offices may also fax notes to (317) 576-5255.

Excused Absence (including being tardy)

  • Death in the immediate family
  • Major religious holiday
  • Medical, dental, court or other required appointment. Must provide a signed statement from doctor, dentist, etc. upon return to school.
  • Personal illness/injury. Please call the attendance line 317-259-8864 each day the student is absent. A written medical verification from a physician/clinic must be provided upon the student’s return to school after 5 consecutive days of absence due to illness.
  • A written medical verification from a physician/clinic must be provided for each additional absence once 10 days of absence (whether excused or unexcused) have been accumulated.

Unexcused Absence (including being tardy or leaving prior to dismissal)

Absences for any reasons other than those mentioned above, and/or not verified as required, are considered unexcused (e.g., missing the bus is unexcused).

Prearranged Absence

A prearranged absence request will not be approved if any one of the following occurs:

    • It is the final week of any grading period
    • It is the week preceding or the week following a recess period.
    • It is during required testing.
    • The student has excessive absences.
    • The student’s grade point average is below a 2.0 or C.

Prearranged absence forms are available at the office.

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