EHS Attendance Policies
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING ATTENDANCE CAN BE FOUND IN THE STUDENT ACADEMIC PLANNER THAT IS PROVIDED TO ALL STUDENTS.
The staff of Eldorado High School recognizes that the responsibility for student attendance rests with the students and their parents. The staff will aid parents/gardians and students by monitoring attendance and by keeping parents abreast of their student's attendance. Since daily attendance is mandatory for students to benefit fully from the instructional program, the object of Eldorado's attendance policy is:
- To emphasize the positive relationship between student achievement and good attendance.
- To monitor and improve student attendance.
- To keep open channels between the home and school by informing parents/guardians of students attendance.
- To assist students in fulfilling their responsibility to attend school daily.
- Per APS Attendance policy, WRITTEN documentation is what is required to excuse an absence. Please DO NOT CALL IN TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE. When your sturdent returns from their absence please provide written documentation excusing the absence to their grade level secretary.
- Absences reported AFTER 3 SCHOOL DAYS SHALL BE RECORDED AS UNEXCUSED.
- Students MAY be excused for the following reasons, WITH APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION:
- Illness ( including chronic illness documented on a health plan, IEP or 504)
- Limited family emergencies; family death
- Medical, health or legal appointments
- Religious commitment
- College visit
- All absences for other reasons are UNexcused including:
- Non-school sponsored activities or trips
- Family vacations outside of the normally scheduled school breaks
- Parents will be notified of absences by the automatic calling system, WHETHER EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED.
- It is the student's responsibility to clear an absence that is not on the excused list.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION from APS Childrens Court Liaison Office---
- New Mexico Compulsory School Attendance Law REQUIRES APS to identify students with excessive absences. By law, a TRUANT " means a student who has accumulated five (5) UNEXCUSED absences..." If there is an attendance problem, APS is required to intervene by first identifying these students and providing notification to parents/guardians. If the absences continue, then parents/guardians are required to attend an educational workshop on the truancy. This workshop includes why attendance is important, the truancy law, as well as details of the steps that could lead up to law enforcement and court involvement with possible prosecution.
- Remember, as your child's parent/guardian you are responsible for the school attendance of your child as indicated in the Compulsory School Attendance law. As our partner in student success, parents/guardians must send their child to school daily unless the child has an excused absence. If the child will be absent, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the school.
- If you have questions concerning the Truancy Prevention Program, please call the Court Liaison Office at 342-7288 or email: email@example.com
- Also know sometimes families could use support to help their child be successful. There are various resources available to you. One resource is the Health/Mental Health Team at each school. These teams consisting of counselors, nurses,social workers, psychologists, administrators, teachers, and others may be able to assist you. Contact this team at your school if you need assistance. These are confidential services. Let's work together so that your child can have a positive educational experience.