Report an Absence

Elementary

(970) 330-­1780 ext. Attendance Line

Please leave a message. The message should include the student’s name, teacher, grade, reason for absence and a contact number.

Policies

The following policies are from Frontier's Parent/Student Handbook. All reported absences are subject to these terms.

Absences

Students need to attend school in order to learn. Classes begin promptly at 7:50 a.m. Any student entering the building after the last bell rings is considered tardy. All absences and tardies will be counted and recorded. Students are allowed ten days of being absent per school year. If a student is absent more than 10 days, the school reserves the right to request a physician’s statement to record the absence as excused. If a student arrives after 10:00 a.m. or leaves before 1:00 p.m., it is counted as a half­-day absence.

Tardies

Being on time is an important part of being a responsible student. If a student arrives after 7:50 a.m., they are tardy and will require a tardy pass from the front office for admission to class (if a student arrives after 10:00 a.m., it will be counted as a half­day absence). Tardies may be excused if parents have notified the front office or student has a physician’s note. Students are given five tardies per quarter before administrative action is taken. After the fifth tardy in a quarter, a letter will be sent home to the parents. If tardies persit, administration will meet with parents to write a plan that will alleviate the problem. This mediation plan could consist of reporting the excessive tardies to the Weld County Truancy Officer and the Weld County District Attorney. Excessive tardiness could result in an alternative educational placement in the child’s home school.

Student Absences Due to Illness or Vacation

Students are given 5 days of absence per semester before administrative action is taken. Parents must call Frontier Academy before 9:30am each ​day a child is not attending school to excuse the absences. Otherwise, it will be recorded as an unexcused absence. For all elementary students you will need to call (970) 330-­1780, Attendance Line, and leave a message. The message should include the student’s name, teacher, grade, reason for absence and a contact number. If a child is absent for a planned period of time, the parent needs to call on or before the first day of the absence. The parent must specify the exact dates of the absence and the date the student will be returning to school. In the case of absences due to illness, a physician’s statement will determine the validity of absence for illnesses over 10 days.

Excessive absences without a doctor’s excuse will result in writing a mediation plan to alleviate the problem. This plan could consist of home visits and/or reporting the excessive absences to the Weld County Truancy Officer and the Weld County District Attorney. Excessive absenteeism could result in an alternative educational placement in the child’s home school.

Exceptions

Exceptions to the attendance policy are long term health related illnesses that can be documented by a certified doctor/dentist. The administration may waive days due to any unforeseen circumstances.

School Functions and Activities

Students who are representing the school at a school activity will not be counted absent if prior approval has been given by the administration.

Student Absences due to Emergencies

Due to the individual nature of student absences related to emergencies, these will be handled by the administration on a case-­by-­case basis.

Missed Assignments

Short-term (1-3 days): for every day that a student has missed due to illness, they have two days to make the work up without grading penalty.

Long­-term (4–10 days): if a student knows in advance he/she will be gone; please contact his/her classroom teacher. Homework will be made up when the student returns. Students will be given one week for the make­up of the missed work.
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