Attendance at KHS
PARENT/GUARDIAN’S GUIDE FOR INFORMING THE SCHOOL THEIR CHILD WILL BE ABSENT, TARDY OR DISMISSED EARLY FROM SCHOOL
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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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
➢ 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 (this equals 4 unexcused absences in a month or 10 in a school year). Chronic absenteeism will require a parent/student meeting with administration and the school resource officer.
ALL STUDENTS MUST BE IN THEIR CLASS AT 7:30AM
KHS Email for Tardy to School: email@example.com
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.
This email is checked at 9AM. Any email sent after 9AM, must be followed up with a phone call to Mrs. Dastous at 860-779-6624 to notify us of the email. 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.
KHS Email for Early Dismissal to School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can be dismissed early only with a note or documentation. 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.
Any questions regarding
- Attendance call Ms. Lupien at (860) 779-6627
- Tardy to school call Ms. Sconzo at (860) 779-6625
- Early dismissals call Ms. Dastous at (860) 779-6624