Attendance Expectations

In-Person Learning Attendance: 

If you student will not be at school, please call our attendance line at 303-806-2480 and leave a message by 8 AM of the school day. Your message should include your name, your student's name and reason for their absence.  We will work with each family to communicate whether the student's absence is excused or unexcused.  

Excused Absences:
*Temporary illness or injury
*Absences prearranged and approved by the school principal
*Appointments which cannot be taken care of outside of school hours.

We appreciate when families call the school for student absences.  Please know, some absences may be considered unexcused.  Our school is aiming for accountable attendance this year with our school community to support student learning.

If your student arrives between 7:50 AM-9 AM, they will be marked tardy.  If your student arrives after 9 AM they will be marked absent for the day.

How Sick is Too Sick?

During Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and staff who have been exposed to a positive case or who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 listed below, must follow the Guidance for Cases and Outbreaks in Child Care and Schools. Testing for COVID-19 is strongly recommended for anyone with symptoms or a known exposure. When the guidance for COVID-19 instructs children and staff to follow their regular return to school illness policy, this guidance may be used to determine when children and staff may return to school or child care.  

There are four main reasons to keep children and adults at home:

1. Someone who the child or staff lives with or has had close contact with who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19.

2. The child or staff member does not feel well enough to take part in usual activities. For example, a child is overly tired, fussy or will not stop crying.

3. A child needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.

4. The symptom or illness is on this list, and staying home is required.

Remember, the best ways to stop the spread of infection is staying home when sick and good hand washing!

Remote Learning Attendance: 

Each day, students will start with a 8am class meeting with their classroom teacher and class. If a student is absent for this meeting, they will be marked absent and your family will be notified. If you know your student will be absent, please call our attendance line: 303-806-2480 OR email 

The remote schedule was designed to allow for students to get live instruction from their teacher in the event of having to roll remote, however, we know it will not work for all students and families. To address this, teachers will either record or pre-record lessons for students to access on a time that works for the family. You will see the rolling remote schedules for each class on our website HERE

In order for students to be marked present, they must:

-Participate in the lesson and submit learning assignments

-Turn on camera when asked by teacher (we would like it on during the whole lesson)

-Answer when called on by a teacher

If your student misses live classes during the day and they are able to still complete learning on your own time, an absence will be changed to present within 24hrs. Our goal through rolling remote is to continue learning and supporting your students along the way. Lessons will be a continuation of the work they were doing at school. 

Please reach out to our school office with any questions or concerns.