• REPORTING REASON FOR STUDENT ABSENCE     

     


     

    PARENT/GUARDIAN’S GUIDE FOR INFORMING THE SCHOOL THEIR
    CHILD WILL BE ABSENT, TARDY OR DISMISSED EARLY FROM SCHOOL.

    To inform the school your child will be absent, tardy or dismissed early are as follows:
    THE PREFERRED METHOD IS VIA EMAIL
    ABSENCES:

    KHS Email for Absences: khsabsence@killinglyschools.org


    Absence Reasons:
     Other (provide specific Details)
     Funeral or Death in the Family
     Student’s Court appearance (Requires court documentation)
     Illness (10 Absences or more medical notes are required: Cannot be copied must be original document
    from medical professional)
    No absence is excused unless a note/documentation from a parent/documentation, medical or legal professional is given to
    the school. An email will be part of that documentation as long as the email contains a valid reason for the student’s
    absence. Any absence without a note/documentation will be considered an unexcused absence. Absences which exceed
    10% of the current school days that are in session are considered chronically absent. Students who have 4 unexcused
    absences in a month or 10 in a school year are consider truant by CT state law. Chronic absenteeism and truancy will
    require a parent/student meeting with administration and the school resource officer.

    TARDIES:
    ALL STUDENTS MUST BE IN THEIR CLASS AT 7:35AM

    KHS Email for Tardy to School: khstardy@killinglyschools.org

    You must provide a note/documentation (please refer to absences above) to have the tardy excused. Any tardiness to
    school without a note/documentation will be marked unexcused. Students are allowed 3 unexcused tardies in a year.
    Upon the 4th and every subsequent unexcused tardy a student will have detention. Students arriving to school after
    10:45AM (10:45 AM signifies the half day mark for our school day) will be marked absent. According to state
    requirements, students must be in school for at least half the school day to be counted as in attendance.

    EARLY DISMISSALS:


    KHS Email for Early Dismissal to School: khsearlydismissal@killinglyschools.org


    Students can be dismissed early only with a note or documentation. Please add your telephone number to the email as
    well. Per our policy, a KHS main office staff member will call you to confirm that the student is being dismissed early.
    Students dismissed for the day prior to 10:45AM (10:45 AM signifies the half day mark for our school day) will be
    marked absent. According to state requirements, students must be in school for at least half the school day to be counted
    as in attendance.
    IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO EMAIL, YOU MAY CALL THE ABSENTEE LINE:
    Absentee line at (860-779-6669) A written explanation of why the student was absent, along with medical or legal
    documentation must be brought in when the student returns to school.
    Any questions regarding… Attendance call Ms. Lupien at (860) 779-6627
    …Tardy to school call Ms. Tarr at (860) 779-6625
    …Early dismissals call Ms. Dastous at (860) 779-6624

Last Modified on February 12, 2018