Q: Will my student have to attend every day in distance learning? A:Attendance will be taken once each school day at the elementary level, and every class period at the middle and high school level. A student is considered present if they participate in a live video class, or when this is not possible, a demonstration of their learning through a two way communication with their teacher. This can include a message through Canvas, submitting assignments via Canvas, or participation in that teacher’s office hours.
Q: What if my child is sick? A: Please call or e-mail the school office and let them know so the absence can be excused
Q: Will the school be flexible about working around my work schedule and what my child is able to attend live versus at a different time? A: Yes, please make sure you communicate your plans with the teacher or school principal, they can help you decide how to best support your child.
Q: Will I get an attendance call if my child is not attending classes? A: If your child does not participate in any way on a given day, you will be notified the following day.
Q: Has the attendance policy regarding what is an excused or unexcused absence changed? A:No, the policy remains the same. Absences due to illness, health care appointments, death of a loved one, religious holiday, school scheduled absence, court appearance, mental or behavioral health absence or a military dependent absence are all considered excused absences. It is important to notify the school office as soon as possible, but no more than 48 hours after an absence so we can change the absence to excused. The attendance policy is included here