Student Attendance and Reporting an Absence

The City requires children ages 6 to 17 to attend school on a full time basis. One of the requirements for passing to the next grade is 90 percent attendance.

If your child is absent from school because of sickness or a family emergency, let someone at the school know on the evening before or morning of the absence. If no one answers the phone, leave a voicemail message if possible.

If your child is absent because of religious observance or medical reasons, send a note to the school before the absence.