When no contact is made with parents/guardians, absences are recorded as unexcused. Unreported absences are unexcused absences. These absences result in loss of funding for Dunham. Excessive unexcused absences could result in the child's retention or in a home visit by a truancy officer.
In regard to checking a student in or out, the following applies: Absences are determined by the number of instructional minutes a student has missed. The time of day in which a student is checked in or out determines whether the absence is recorded as a full day absence, half day absence or a tardy. (Tardy not only means arriving late, it also means leaving early.)
If you have any questions regarding your student's absences or tardies, please do not hesitate to call the office.