REPORTING A STUDENT ABSENCE
The parent/guardian of any student has the responsibility to notify the Main Office of each student’s absence prior to 10:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. When an illness exceeds the initial time indicated, the parent shall again notify school officials. Parents may call the attendance telephone extensions 24 hours a day to report an absence. (219) 663-2173, ext.13000 or 13003. When reporting an absence, the parent should give the following information:
- Name of caller and relationship to student
- Student’s name and grade in school
- Reason for absence
Dawn Elish, Ext. 13000
Laura Newman, Ext. 13003
Additional attendance/tardy information can be found in our Student Handbook located on our website.
To “attend” school means to be physically present and enrolled in a school or another location where the school’s educational program is being conducted during regular school hours on a day in which the educational programming is being offered. Any student who is enrolled and accumulates at least ten (10) unexcused absences during a school year is considered habitually truant. Any student who accumulates at least ten (10) absences, excused or unexcused, during a school year is considered chronically absent. Our school will continue to track daily student attendance from the beginning of the school year. Therefore, a student will be counted absent using the criteria below when attending in-person days and distance learning days. On in-person days, a student will be counted absent if they are not present in school/class on their assigned A or B day. Parents must notify the school of the absence. On distance learning days the student is absent if there is no evidence by the start of the next school day of the following: course progress, participation in virtual class meetings, participation on assigned instruction, system activity and login times, and completion of daily work and/or longterm projects.