Elementary Attendance PolicyOklahoma State law requires school officials to keep attendance records and reportexcessive absences to the District Attorney’s office. Ten (10) unexcused absenceswithin a semester constitutes excessive and thereby may be reported to the District Attorney’s office. Two (2) tardies or(2) early releases constitutes one absence. A tardy is defined as a student not being in the classroom when the last bell has stopped ringing.Criteria for excused absences:1. Any medical treatment that is substantiated by a physician’s writtenstatement (The physician statement must be submitted to the school withinfive (5) days of the student’s return and is subject to verification by a school official).2. Forty-eight (48) hours to treat and clear head lice with appropriate medicaldocumentation upon return to school.3. Any event that is approved as a school activity.4. A court subpoena5. Religious holidays or activities6. Bereavement (documentation may need to be presented)
Family vacations are not exempted and such absences will count toward the maximum absences allowed within the semester.The elementary school attendance policy falls under the umbrella of the generalattendance policy, therefore continual attendance violations could result in a student receiving a failing grade for that grading period.