Attendance - Report an Absence
Regular, daily attendance in class is extremely important to the educational process. In accordance with state law, all students are expected to attend school for all days of the established school calendar. If a student is absent for thirteen (13) days, they may be referred to the District truancy officer.
Form must be filled out 2 weeks in advance of student absence. Please be aware that your student’s academic status and attendance record will be taken into account as part of the approval process.
Policy 5.1 Student Attendance and Tardies
Tardy Policy. Punctuality is of great importance to Firestone Charter Academy. Tardiness interferes with student achievement. Excessive tardiness shall result in a conference to include a parent or guardian, the student, and the Principal. If a child arrives more than 15 minutes after the start of school, the child must be signed in and a tardy slip shall be given to the student to turn into his/her classroom teacher. This shall indicate to the teacher that the student has checked in at the front office. When a tardy occurs due to an appointment, Firestone Charter Academy should be notified in advance if possible.
Attendance Policy. Regular, daily attendance in class is extremely important to the educational process. In accordance with the Charter Contract 3.1(A) and Colorado Revised Statue, all students are expected to attend school for all days of the established school calendar. It is the intent of FCA to include more teacher-student contact time in the calendar than the minimum required in order to effectively teach the Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence. The responsibility to insure that the student has good attendance rests with the parent/guardian. According to state law, it is the obligation of every parent/guardian to insure that every child under their care and supervision receives adequate education and training and, if of compulsory attendance age, attends school. Parents are expected to follow the attendance procedure as outlined in the Parent-Student Handbook.
Reviewed and Adopted: 3/17/2009
C.R.S. 22-33-104 (Compulsory school attendance)
C.R.S. 22-33-107 (Enforcement of compulsory school attendance)