Bush Attendance Policy
When a student is absent a parent must call in or send a note within 3 days for that absence to be coded as “Excused-Parent Verified”. If not verified within 3 days, it will be left as an Unexcused absence.
Bush will accept 10 parent call ins throughout the year. These absences will be coded as “Excused-Parent Verified”. After 10, even parent verified absences will be coded as, “Parent Verified-Unexcused”.
A doctor’s note must be brought into the office with every appointment, we can no longer accept excuse notes that cover an entire six weeks, semester, etc. They must be date specific and appointment specific.
DEFINITIONS OF ATTENDANCE VIOLATIONS
Unexcused absence: Occurs when the parent of the student fails to notify the campus of their student’s whereabouts on a day of an absence, the reason reported to the campus is one that is not an exemption to compulsory attendance, or the absence is not for a reason deemed acceptable by the teacher, principal or superintendent.
Part of Day Violation: (Elementary only) When the student arrives 10 minutes late or leaves 10 minutes early or both without valid documentation excusing the violation. (TARDIES)
3rd Attendance Violation: Notice of Attendance will be mailed to the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student.
4th Attendance Violation: Parent(s)/guardian(s) conference about the attendance with Campus Administrator.
5th Attendance Violation: Student Attendance Representative Conference.
6th Attendance Violation: 2nd Notice of Attendance will be mailed to the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student.
8th Attendance Violation: 3rd Notice of Attendance will be mailed to the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student.
10th Attendance Violation: Truancy case filed against the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student.
***New Bush Elementary Procedure***
If your child arrives at 8:10 a.m. or later, you MUST come in to the office and sign them in. You will be called back to the school to sign them in.