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
KHS Email for Absences: email@example.com
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.
ALL STUDENTS MUST BE IN THEIR CLASS AT 7:35AM
KHS Email for Tardy to School: firstname.lastname@example.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.
KHS Email for Early Dismissal to School: email@example.com
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