Ashford School believes that every day in school counts and has developed a systemic response to school absence to assist and support families!
Summary of Attendance Policy
- 8 Absences (excused or unexcused ) – A letter will be mailed home to remind families what will be expected with 10 or more absences.
- 10 Absences (excused or unexcused ) – A letter will be mailed home and the family will be asked to meet with school personnel.
- 4 Absences in a month (unexcused) – A letter will be mailed home and the family will be asked to meet with school personnel.
Definition of chronic absence: Missing 10 percent of school of the school year for any reason including excused and unexcused absences.
Definition of truancy: 4 unexcused absences in a month or 10 unexcused absences in a year.
|Total Absent Days||Acceptable Reasons for a Student Absence to be Considered Excused||Documentation Required within 10 Days|
|Any reason that the student’s parent/guardian approves.||Parent/Guardian communication|
10 or more
||Parent/Guardian communication and in some cases, additional documentation (see details of specific reason)|