P.K. Yonge’s mission as a developmental research school is dependent on student attendance at school. Students are expected to attend school regularly and punctually in order to be successful and to take advantage of all the educational opportunities offered at P.K. Yonge.
Attendance is required of all students enrolled at P.K. Yonge during the days and hours that the school is in session. School attendance is the responsibility of families and students.
Detailed information regarding attendance: Attendance Policy on the Policies and Publications page
It is important to be at school on time. If students arrive late, they miss class time and may disrupt the learning of others. Students are tardy if they come to school after the beginning of the school day or if they are not in their classrooms when the tardy bell rings.
Elementary: Tardy to School
Until 8:20 – Check in in the Elementary Lobby
After 8:20 – Check in at the Front Office
Secondary: Tardy to School/Tardy to Class
Students check in at the Attendance Kiosks. Attendance Kiosks are located in the Front Office and in ISD – K331*. Students check in at the Attendance Kiosk closest to their class.
Attendance Kiosks produce a paper slip. Students take the paper slip, proceed directly to class, and hand the slip to their teacher.
Parent notes regarding tardies and absences must be delivered to the Front Office.
*If the student checks in at the K331 Attendance Kiosk, the student proceeds directly to class and delivers the parent note to the Front Office during biscuit break, lunchtime, or after school.
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. An email may also be sent to: email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Phone calls to the attendance office are NOT ADEQUATE documentation for an excused absence.
All absences not justified within two (2) school days of the student’s return to school will remain unexcused.
Pre-arranged absences are submitted seven (7) 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. Prearranged absences may be requested for medical procedures, significant family events (e.g. weddings or funerals), school-sponsored events/activities.
Prearranged absences will NOT be granted for family vacations or leisure activities.
Missed Assignments and Examinations
Upon a student’s return to school from an excused absence, the student shall have a reasonable amount of time, up to five (5) school days after the date of return to school, to complete the missed assignments or examinations. The principal may grant extensions to the time limit for extenuating circumstances. It is the responsibility of the student to pursue this option with the teacher.
For further detail please review the Attendance Policy on the Policies and Publications page
Parents and guardians have access to Skyward Gradebook and are able to view grades, assignments, and attendance. 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.