An Update From Our Attendance Specialists: How to Report an Absence During Distance Learning

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When students are reported absent during distance learning activities, parents and guardians must report the absence to the attendance office by emailing both attendance specialists to clear your child’s all day or single period absence. Provide the date or period the student missed school, and the reason for the absence.

Email both attendance office staff at and Call hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In the case you feel your child has been marked absent in error, email the teacher directly to discuss the matter. The teacher may than submit an attendance correction form authorizing that change.

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