SPPS Attendance Policy

  • The Law

    Once enrolled in a public school, a child 5 years old to 18 years old (unless already graduated from High School), must attend school everyday, every class, on time, unless lawfully excused.

    Lawfully Excused Absences

    • Sickness-too sick to be in school
    • Medical Appointments
    • Religious Holidays
    • Extreme Family Emergencies- house fire, death, etc.

    Examples of UNEXCUSED Absences

    • Overslept
    • Missed school bus
    • Suspended from school bus
    • Staying home to babysit
    • Weather too hot/cold
    • Family vacation

    Parents/Guardians MUST communicate with the school office every time a child is absent. Please note that not all absences will be excused. Call in or send a note to the main office, state the reason for absence and be specific.

    All unknown absences are automatically marked as UNEXCUSED.

     

  • Did you know?

    Students with Good Attendance...

    • Do better on state tests
    • Keep up with homework
    • Get good grades
    • Graduate from High School
    • Go to College
    • Have many career options
    • Become more positive role models
    • Are likely to have better self-esteem
    • Build better peer relationships
    • Are less likely to engage in negative or criminal behaviors