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!