We are having a great time at Crosswell Drive. Can you believe that the first nine weeks has past and we are entering into the second nine weeks of teaching and learning? I would like to express a few concerns as we continue to move forward to promote a climate of academic success. Attendance is very, very important. Consistent school attendance is critical for student achievement. If students are not present, they cannot benefit from classroom instruction. Parents, please read and obey the following in order to help the school and protect the instructional process for your child.
What is Tardy?
A child is tardy when he or she arrives at school after 8:00 a.m. Parents are encouraged to make sure students are on time every day. Parents must sign- in late or tardy students.
What is truant?
A child meets the definition of truant when the child has three (3) consecutive or five (5) total absences.
What are unlawful absences?
Students who are willfully absent from school. Students who are absent from school without acceptable cause.
When does your child need an excuse?
When the child is absent, a written parent note is acceptable. What is acceptable cause? Students who are ill and whose attendance in school would endanger their health or the health of others students.
When do we intervene for unlawful absences?
When the child has reached three (3) total unlawful absences, the parent will be contacted to determine the reason and inform the parent of future intervention and/or disciplinary action if the unlawful absences continue.
Anne McFadden, Principal