Please review our attendance policies
- In order to succeed in school, you must be here!
- When you miss school due to illness or an emergency, it is your responsibility to present a note to your homeroom teacher within three school days.
- If a note is not submitted within three days, your absence is recorded as unlawful.
- Unlawful absences remain on your permanent record and may be turned over to the district judge.
- Arrive at school on time each day. Repeated lateness to school adds up to missed academic time! Remember, excused lateness due to doctor appointments, illness and legitimate emergencies must be accompanied by a note. Lateness due to car trouble, oversleeping, or missing the bus will not be excused
- It is not necessary to call the school to report that your child is going to be absent. A note upon your child's return stating the date(s) missed and the reason for the absents will be sufficient.
- Electronic Absence Form will NOT BE ACCEPTED for any student accumulating 10 or more consecutive absences. A Physician’s note will be required for any student who has been absent for 10 or more occasions.
- REGULAR AND PROMPT ATTENDANCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!
CRSD Attendance Policy - Click here to read the CRSD Board Policy on Student Attendance
Early Dismissal Procedures
If your child will be leaving early from school, please send them to school with a note on that day, which they will drop off at the security desk when they enter the building in the morning. Your child will come back down at homeroom to pick up a pass to be dismissed at the time the note states. Be sure that you send a note on the particular day of the dismissal. Please do not send a note in ahead of time for a future event, only for the day they will leave early.
Without this protocol, you may experience delays as the front office tries to locate your child’s class and interrupt class instruction to call the student. Emailing the teacher does not ensure that the information will get to the Attendance Office in time for the above to occur, and the student to have the necessary hall pass to leave for dismissal. Also, while it may be difficult to say exactly what time you can arrive for pick up, but we do ask for a more concrete anticipated time rather than a range of time. This is in hopes of your child staying in class for as much instructional time possible.
Absence Reporting Methods
CRSD parents/guardians must notify the school district via email or written communication when their child misses school. Notification must clearly indicate the date(s) and reason of absence. The school district must receive student absence communication within three school days of a student's return to school. Parents/guardians will receive both an automated phone call and an email regarding student absences. In the event that your child is absent from school for three or more consecutive days and you have not notified the school as to the reason for the absence, a school nurse will automatically call your home.
There are three (3) ways CRSD parents/guardians can report a student’s absence
1. Online (Preferred Method)
Respond directly to the absentee email that you will receive on the day of the absence. Parents can send an absence note to firstname.lastname@example.org to notify our Attendance office of a student absence.
PLEASE NOTE: This email address is only for absence notes and not for ongoing communication: it is not checked regularly throughout the day.
2. Printable Absent Forms
Report an absence by using our Printable Absence Form. Print it, fill it in, and send it into school, with your child to be dropped off in the main office.
3. Handwritten Note
Handwrite or type a note and send it into school with your child. The child should take the note to the main office. Please include your child’s first and last name, the date(s) of the absence, and the reason for the absence.