PROCEDURES TO REPORT AN ABSENCE
A parent /guardian are to call the attendance office to report an absence on the day of the absence. An absence may be reported on voice mail 24 hours a day by calling 765-482-0400. A call is needed each day a student is absent. Calls prior to 8:00 A.M. are encouraged and appreciated. Doing so enhances the effective and efficient operation of the school day. Although a phone call is preferable, a note may be sent to school the day the student returns to school providing a parent signature card is on file in the attendance office. The note must include the date(s) of the absence.
If a parent/guardian does not call or provide a note to the attendance office when a student is absent, the absence will be recorded as unexcused. The absence will be considered a truancy if it is not excused by the parent/guardian within 24 hours after the student returns to school. Emancipated students must call the day of the absence. They do not receive the additional 24 hours to clear an absence.
The final determination of an absence is at the discretion of the administration