Attendance Policy

Attendance is mandatory by law and is vitally important for the education of our students. To participate fully in the education process, your child needs to attend school every day and be on time. The last bell rings at 8:55 am. If a student is not in his/her classroom at that time, he/she is considered tardy and must go to the front office to obtain a pass to enter the classroom. 

Students may be marked Absence Excused for the following reasons: illness, the death of someone in the family, religious holidays of the child's own religion, a subpoena by a law enforcement agency or other justifiable reason approved by administration. 

If your child is going to be absent, parents should call the front office between 9:00 am - 10:00 am on the first day of their child's absence. A written excuse should also be sent to the school on the first day the child returns. Not sending a written excuse will result in an unexcused absence. 

Absence notes should include the following information: 

  • Child's Name
  • Teacher's Name 
  • Date of Absence/Tardy
  • Reason for Absence/Tardy
  • Parent/Guardian Signature

Make-Up Work Policy

Make-up work for credit and grade is allowed for all excused absences. Immediately upon return to school, the student will be given the number of days absent plus one additional day to make up all missed work. 

Early Sign-Outs

Early sign-outs are defined as a parent/guardian signing out a child before the end of the school day. No student shall be released within the final 30 minutes of the school day. At Allen Park, no child will be released after 2:40 pm.  

A complete copy of the District’s Attendance Policy is available here:  The School Board of Lee County - 4.16 Student Attendance for Grades PreK-12