STUDENT ATTENDANCE per BP/AR 51131: Students are expected to be in school the first day of the school year. Students who have not attended the first two days of school will be dropped at the end of the third day of school, except in cases of illness for which the school has been previously informed. In cases of illness, parents/guardians must contact the school each day the child is absent. It is very important for a parent or guardian to report their student's absence from school. PLEASE help to keep accurate records on your student's attendance by remembering to report an absence. The School District policy allows only three personal days of absence for the entire school year. If the student is absent for more than three days (other than illness/Dr. appt.) the student will be considered truant. Call WHS at 505-7300 the day your student is absent. We have 24-hour voicemail.
Please leave the following information when you call:
Student's name (please spell slowly) and grade level
Date of absence
Reason for the absence and the possible duration of absence
Person calling and their relation to the student
If your child needs an off-grounds pass, please send him/her with a signed note specifying the time and date he/she will need to be picked up to his/her attendance clerk before the start of the school day. We will not call and interrupt the classroom duringinstruction time. Remember, the student's cell phone must be off during the classroom time please do not call their cell phone to have them come and meet you. This will not excuse him/her and will only cause their cell phones to be confiscated for the day. You will then need to sign to pick up the phone after school is out. Thank you for your consideration.
All absences must be cleared within 48 hours. You can clear the absence by call your student's attendance clerk. They are: