Attendance is defined as a student demonstrating that they are showing up for school. Because Distance Learning is asynchronous (students complete work when it works for them and their family) time-bound attendance processes (i.e. hard deadline of 3:00 p.m.) are not sufficient ways to determine attendance. This is not meant to be a punitive process, and we need to provide students and families (and staff) with flexibility in reporting attendance and determining what attendance looks like. Accountability (or evaluating quality) for learning is separate from “showing up”.
During Distance Learning:
- Absences will fall into two categories:
- Student is ill
- Teachers will track attendance daily and submit it to the school on a weekly basis.
- Each day of the week constitutes a day of attendance (you will submit attendance for each day of the previous week).
- Attendance can not be reported directly into Conceptsis by teachers.
- In secondary school, attendance should only be reported on days you are scheduled with your students.
- In the event a parent contacts the teacher to report an illness, the teacher should include that information while reporting the absence.
Attendance Follow Up:
- Administration will work with attendance clerical to input data into Conceptsis and run reports that will indicate student absences.
- Absences will fall into two categories during the Distance Learning period:
- Parents may report a student ill by contacting the teacher or calling the attendance line
- Students marked absent for 15 consecutive days will be dropped from enrollment.
- Assistant Principal will work with attendance clerical to run reports that will indicate student absences.
- Assistant Principal will connect with Para Representatives to reach out to parents