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Attendance

Attendance

Communicate With Us – Please!

Your student’s success and wellbeing are very important to us. If you move, change your phone number or place of employment – please contact the Office with the new information as soon as possible.

Wyoming State Law 21-4-102

Every parent, guardian or other person having control or charge of any child who is a resident of this state and whose seventh birthday falls on or before September 15 of any year and who has not yet attained his sixteenth birthday or completed the tenth grade shall be required to send such child to, and such child shall be required to attend, a public or private school each year, during the entire time that the public school shall be in session in the district in which the pupil resides…

Attendance Policy

At Davis Middle School students are expected to be on time and attend school every day. 

Absence Procedure(s)

  • We request that parents/guardians phone the school on the day of their child’s absence or send a note to the office on the day she/he returns to excuse the absence.
  • If your student visits the doctor, please bring a note from the doctor to the Office to have the absence excused.
  • A doctor’s note is required to excuse students who miss five or more days of school due to illness.
  • Students who are absent 10 consecutive school days – without contact to the school - will be dropped from the school’s enrollment and will have to be re-enrolled by the parent/guardian.

 

Leaving School During The Day

All students must report to the office to be signed out by a parent/guardian before leaving school for any reason. Davis Middle School is a closed campus. Any student leaving the property without knowledge of the Office will be considered truant. If the student returns to school after an appointment, he/she must sign in at the office and receive an admit slip before returning to class. Students will not be released to anyone not listed in that student’s emergency contact information.

Tardiness

If a student arrives late to school, he/she should report to the office for a pass. Late arrivals will not be excused unless a parent/guardian sends a note with their student or calls and personally speaks with a secretary. Missing the bus, oversleeping and eating breakfast late are examples of unexcused tardies and will NOT be excused. Getting to school on time is a habit we want to instill in students. Being on time for work, appointments, etc. is a 21st Century skill that all students must acquire in order to be successful. Other measures may be utilized if necessary for habitual tardiness.

Excessive Absence Notification

The school will notify parents/guardians in writing when a student reaches his/her 5th, 10th, or 15th absence in a school year. After 5 absences, a letter will be sent home to notify a parent/guardian of the status of their student’s attendance. The School Resource Officer may deliver a 10th absence notice and any subsequent notices. In order to comply with state law, the school is required to report to the County Attorney any students and their parent’s/guardians who are not in compliance with the above mentioned attendance law. If a parent/guardian has extenuating circumstances, they should communicate those to the principal as soon as possible.