Daily attendance in public school is required. If your child cannot come to school you need to report the absence by calling the main office and report the reason for the absence before 8:30 a.m. The phone number for the main office is 918-833-9900. Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. will need to be accompanied by an adult into the office, providing the clerk the reason for tardiness.
If you do not contact the school, the absence will be considered an unexcused absence. Frequent tardies and absences affect your child’s academic progress. Additionally, a high frequency of tardies and/or absences may cause your student to be reported to the district truancy officer, resulting in a court appearance and fines. Lastly, students with excessive absences may be retained.
Excused (E) absences are granted for the following reasons:
- Student illness. If a student is absent for three days or more, a doctor’s note is needed.
- Death in the family or family emergencies.
- Head lice/nit removal—2 days are considered “explained”; days after that will be considered unexplained.
- Students with regularly scheduled appointments or frequent absences will be asked to show an appointment card or bring a doctor’s note.
Students who have ten consecutive unexcused absences will be automatically dropped from enrollment. When the student returns to school after a 10 day unexcused absence, a parent must take a proof of address to the Enrollment Center and re-enroll the student. If the student is at the school on a transfer, this may affect whether or not the child will be allowed to return the following school year.
Students with excused absences will be given make-up work AFTER their return to school. The student will have the same number of days, plus one for each day missed, as the absence to make up the missed work. Please contact your child’s teacher to arrange for make-up work through the main office or email.
Reporting to school at 7:31 and after, constitutes tardy.
Failure to report to school without a valid excuse or skipping school constitutes truancy.