As we can see our attendance rate is quite low again this fortnight. What is more concerning is our growing number of unexplained absences. This is where a student has been absent and their parents has not sent a note to validate this absence with a note or email. As I have mentioned in previous newsletters throughout the year, this is questioned or flagged by CEDP as to what is causing this non-attendance.
If you are running late to drop your child to school you must come into the office and sign your child in, providing a reason for being late. If your child comes to the office unaccompanied by a parent this is still an 'unjustified' reason and you will receive a letter home asking for an explanation even if they are present at school for the whole day.
As parents it is our responsibility to ensure that our children attend school for the required amount of days to satisfy legal attendance obligations.
If there are reasons that your child is unable to attend school on a regular basis (other than illness) please let me know.
ALL absences must be followed up with a note outlining the reason that your child is late, leaves early or is absent for the day.
As we know:
5 minutes late everyday = 25 minutes per week = 250 minutes per term of learning time is missed!
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.