Attendance | Absence | Tardiness

  • Absences

    Parents should call our 24 hour absence line at 742-5360 option#1 when their child will not be attending school or will be arriving late.   Please follow the directions given before leaving your message. Parents who do not call in by 10 a.m. will receive a call and an email by A.S.D.’s automated absence system. Parents have three days to excuse an absence.  

    Attendance is taken twice daily: 

    • Morning Attendance - collected at 9:00 a.m.
      • Students are considered absent in the morning if they arrive after 10:00 a.m. 
    •  Afternoon Attendance - collected @ 12:15 p.m. 
      • Students are considered absent in the afternoon if they arrive after 1:15 p.m.    

      
    As outlined in A.S.D. Board Policy 443(b), the following conditions may result in an absence being coded as excused:
    •    illness
    •    death or serious illness in the immediate family
    •    participation in a school function
    •    extenuating circumstances approved by the principal, and
    •    attendance at religious services.

    Note:  Family vacations and sports activities will not be excused per the conditions of ASD Board Policy.

    Attendance Line
    Per the Elementary Ed division, parents will not be filling out/submitting a Prearranged Absence Form as in past years.     Please continue to call the Bayshore attendance line at 742-5360 Option 1 by 10:00 a.m. and email your child’s teacher when your child is not going to be in school. 
       
    Make Up Work (for absences other than illness)
    •    Parent/Guardian is responsible for the content the child will be missing during the absence as it will not be retaught by the classroom teacher.
    •    Assignments missed during the absence will not be collected or graded.
    •    The assignments will be marked “excused from task” and will not be counted in his/her grade.
    •    The student is responsible for math tests missed during the absence.   Math tests will be made up upon return to school.
    •    The student is responsible for long-term projects and long-term assignments.   Due dates may be modified by the teacher.
    •    Reading:  Students should read a minimum of 20 minutes per day.   Parents will provide reading materials at their child’s reading level.
    •    Writing:  Students should keep a writing journal and write in it daily.  Parents will provide writing materials, prompts, etc.

    Make Up Work (for  illness)

    Students with absences due to illness should see their classroom teacher for missing work.  Students have one day of make-up for each day absence due to illness per ASD policy. 

    Thank you for making regular school attendance (attending school at least 95% of the time) a priority for your child.    

     

    Please refer to ASD's Elementary Student Handbook for more information. 

     

     

  • Early Pick-Up

    If you need to pick your child up before 3:30 p.m., please email your child’s teacher (or send a note) with the approximate time your child will be leaving.  This gives your child's teacher time to prepare for your child’s early departure.  Parents must come to the office to sign their child out of school.   The office staff will locate your child and call him/her to the office to go home. 

     

    Tardiness

    School begins at 9:00 a.m.  Tardiness disrupts instruction for the late student and the rest of the class.  Students who are not in their classroom ready to learn at 9 a.m. are considered tardy, per A.S.D.'s Elementary School Policy.    Student Handbook.

    Get to School on Time!