MUST report school absences for your child EACH day your child is absent.
How to report my child’s absence:
Option 1- Call the school at (614) 501-5530 and provide your child’s first AND last names, your
name, and reason for the absence to the
Option 2 - Our voicemail is accessible 24/7, if you are unable to call during school hours, leave a message on our voicemail stating your child's first AND last names, your name and reason for the absence.
What your child needs when they return to
Option 1- Before school begins on the first day of their return, the student must bring a signed note to the
office from the parent/guardian indicating the reason for the absence or tardy. The note must include the student’s first and last names, the exact dates of the absence, as well as the reason for the absence. The parent/guardian must sign the note AND provide a daytime phone number where the parent/guardian can be reached.
Option 2 - An email can be sent to Mrs. Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org The email must include the student's first and last names, the exact dates of the absence, as well as the reason for the absence. The parent/guardian must include their name in the email and a daytime phone number where the parent/guardian can be reacher.
An email or written note from parent/guardian must be on file in the
office within three (3) days of the absence. After three (3) days, the absence
will remain unexcused. Unexcused absences may be subject to disciplinary
Tardies and early dismissals require the same procedures for reporting time missed from school. If a legitimate excuse is not provided, time missed at school will be counted as unexcused and accumulate toward your child’s attendance record.
**If you know
in advance that your child will miss school for an extended period of time
(more than 3 days), please fill out the Notification of Extended Absence form and return the completed form to your child’s teacher. This form can be found on our school’s website under Office
Forms, or you can get one from our secretaries in the main office.
It is important for every student in Ohio to
attend school every day. Missing too much school has long-term, negative
effects on students, such as lower achievement and graduation rates. Research
continually connects student attendance to student achievement. It is our
philosophy at Summit STEM Elementary that establishing positive attendance
patterns as an elementary school student will increase student achievement and
encourage life-long habits that will prepare students for the future. Make-up
work cannot replace the learning activities that occur in our classrooms.
Please refer to
the Student Handbook for additional information regarding attendance at Summit