Parents and guardians have access to Skyward Gradebook and are able to view grades, assignments, and attendance and can help confirm that attendance records are correct. Skyward Gradebook shows the date and class period in which a student’s attendance is recorded. If attendance information is incorrect, please contact the teacher to resolve the issue.

On occasion, when a student enters after attendance has already been taken, a change to Late (L) may not have been made in the database – causing an incorrectly reported absence.  After resolving the matter with the teacher, the teacher will then email the Attendance Secretary who will correct the record.

Please check your child’s record in Skyward Gradebook often to stay informed about your child’s school attendance.

Excused Absence

If a student is absent with parental permission, upon the student’s return to school, parents/guardians must justify each absence via a doctor’s note, a written parent note, or other written official documentation as described in the attendance policy. Written documentation must include a student’s name, grade, date of absence, reason for absence, parent’s name, (and signature, when written communication), and daytime phone number for verification.

Students returning to school after an absence without a documented excuse may be sent to ISS until a parent can be contacted.

All absences not justified within 48 hours of the student’s return to school will remain unexcused.


Pre-arranged Absence

Pre-arranged absences are submitted 3 days in advance of the absence and approved by the Principal. A Pre-arranged Absence form is completed by a parent/guardian and submitted to the Principal. Students must complete a Pre-arranged Absence Assignment form in order to keep up with academic work missed during the pre-arranged absence.

Students absent for more than half of a CLASS are considered absent from that class. Students absent for more than half of the school day are considered absent for that school day.


Martha Flinchum
352.392-1554 x234