All students are required by
Arizona State Law to attend school. Regular attendance is essential to a
student’s success in school. Most subjects are taught in sequence,
requiring the understanding of each concept in the order of its
presentation. Persistent absenteeism creates a genuine hardship for a
student and is regarded as a serious problem. Alhambra School District
defines excess absences as absences more than 10% of the days in
membership for the school year, not to include absences due solely to
certified illness, disease or accident. All unrecognized absences from
school will be investigated by the office. Please make every effort to
have your child in school every day. If a student leaves school
before 9:27 a.m. they are considered absent for the whole day. If a
student leaves school before 10:45 a.m. it is considered a half day
The following list of circumstances are
the only recognized excuses for school absence: 1) personal illness,
2) family illness, 3) death in the family, and 4) religious holiday.
The student is required to give advance notice to the school in order to be excused for any other type of absence.
a student is unable to attend school, parents should call
602-336-2657. Please attempt to call before 9:00 a.m. Parents should
give the student’s name, teacher’s name, and reason for the absence. If
a parent forgets to call concerning a child’s absence, the school will
call the home to confirm the reason for the student’s absence. There
are two reasons for this: one, of course, is to help us keep track of
absences, and the other, more important reason, is to help protect the
safety of your child. If phone contact has not been made with the
school, a note must be presented to the office the morning the student
returns to school. The note must contain the student’s name, date of
absence, specific reason for absence and be signed by the parent or
guardian. THE NUMBER TO CALL IS 602-336-2657.
Unauthorized or unexcused absence from school or class is considered truancy and will be treated as such.
includes absence from any class or activity during the school day for
which the student is scheduled. It also includes any after-school
special-help session or disciplinary session which the student has been
directed to attend and the parent properly notified.
who are not absent from school and are punctual to school receive
recognition for Perfect Attendance. Students who have perfect
attendance throughout the school year receive special recognition.
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