A missed school day is a lost opportunity for students to learn. There is a direct correlation between students who attend school regularly and higher academic achievement levels. In order to reach our Destination 2020 goal on attendance, students can miss no more than 17 days of school per year. This may seem like a lot but it's less than two absences per month. If your child will miss school, please call 742-3900 before 9:15 a.m. to report the absence.
Students who arrive at school after 9:00 a.m. must sign in at the office.
All parents and visitors entering the school building are required to sign in at the office.
Pick-up contact information
If there are changes to the contact information for individuals designated to pick up students from school, parents must come to the office to pick up/fill out a change form.
Mountain View considers attendance extremely important and parents who choose to remove their children from school must be aware that teachers will not be responsible for providing school work missed.
A voluntary absence is defined as: Any absence where the parent or guardian by choice removes the child from school which includes but is not limited to vacations, private lessons, truancy, or baby-sitting.
- Students who are voluntarily absent for a period of time sufficient to affect achievement will be graded only on work completed at school and a notation to that effect WILL BE PLACED ON THE REPORT CARD.
- Teachers shall not be responsible for providing school work missed by students during a voluntary absence.
- However, school district sanctioned programs and/or activities that are part of the elementary school curriculum such as enrichment, instrumental music, special education or bilingual shall be excluded.
- An involuntary absence is defined as: Any absence where the parent or guardian removes the child from school which includes but not limited to the illness of the child, death in the family, or other personal emergencies. If your child is sick during the school year, teachers need 24 hours notice to provide schoolwork.
If your child has an absence due to extenuating circumstances you can request to have those absences pre-approved. Click on the link below to access the form.