Cherokee Trail Attendance Office
Attendance Phone Number: 720-886-2262
For the safety of students and the accurate monitoring of attendance, please follow the procedures below.
When calling the attendance line, please leave a VOICE MAIL message with your student’s name, SPELLING LAST NAME, your name and phone number, the date and times of the absence, and the reason your student is missing class. If your student attends CCIC you will need to call their attendance line to excuse classes for CCIC. CCIC Attendance line: 720-554-2608
1.) Absences cannot be excused without a specific date and specific class period given or all day.
2.) Errors: If you believe your student was marked tardy or absent in error, your student should communicate directly with their teacher to clear up any discrepancies. If any correction needs to be made, your student's teacher will email the attendance office with any corrections needed. Due to call volume, the attendance office cannot contact your student's teacher for you.
Our computerized parent notification system will contact you four times a day to inform you of unexcused absences. Messages on the attendance line are reviewed daily and every effort is made to update PowerSchool in a timely manner, however, changes may take up to 24 hours to reflect in our student’s record. If you receive a prerecorded call or email from attendance/deans and have already left a message, please disregard the automated message.
We appreciate your help in following these procedures. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Attendance Office or your student’s Dean.
Early Dismissal Procedures
If your student needs to leave class before the end of the period, please provide a signed parent note with the date, time, and reason for your student to give to the teacher at the beginning of the class period that they will be leaving early from. Please call the attendance line to excuse your student from those periods they will miss completely. If you are calling with less than one hour notice of the required early dismissal, contact your student's dean for assistance. The dean's office can send a note to the class to notify the teacher to release the student. Due to the size of our campus, requests to release a student from class cannot always be accommodated on short notice – we may not have someone available to deliver the notification in a timely manner.
For questions or concerns regarding your student's bus being consistently late, please contact district Transportation at 720-554-4664, Option 2 between the hours of 5:30 am-6:00 pm.
East Terminal (Arapahoe Park)
25001 E Belleview Ave.
Aurora, CO 80016
Colleen Sullivan 720-886-4117
If your student or you have counseling related questions or excusals questions because your student was called into the counselor's office to discuss their schedule for example, please contact the counseling department at 720-886-1980, or email their counselor directly
Our computerized parent notification system will call your home four times a day to inform you of unexcused absences. A call to the Attendance Office to excuse the absence on the day of the absence (before 10:30 a.m.) will prevent the computer from calling you. We appreciate your help in following these procedures. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Attendance Office or your student’s Dean.
L— Excused Tardy or Super Tardy
- Student arrives late but brings in a signed note from a parent/guardian or calls.
T—Tardy-Pass from Deans
- Student arrives late but within the first 10 minutes of class.
UP—Unexcused Presence (Super Tardy)-Pass from Deans
- Student arrives 10-50 minutes late to class
U—Unexcused Absence 
- Student does not show up to class at all
- Student arrives more than 50 minutes late 
- Student does not return from lunch
- Student leaves early and fails to return to class and/or leaves without permission 
- This code indicates that the Dean has met with the student and has determined the absence in question is truancy related.
* For any of the above processes, please reference CCSD Policy JH, JHB, JIC, JFC-R, JK, and JEA.
The district may require suitable proof regarding the above exceptions, including written statements from medical sources.
[1} 3.02 (2) (a) Unexcused Absences occur when the student is absent without a reason or for an unacceptable reason as identified within the attendance rules set by local school board of education policy as declared in 22-33-104 (4)(a) C.R.S.
 3.03 (3) For Department reporting purposes, a student who is absent from school without a valid and verifiable excuse by the parent/guardian that is consistent with school or board policy as defined in 22-33-104 (4)(a) C.R.S. or the student leaves school or class without permission of authorized school staff.
 2,00 (13) “Unexcused Absence/Truancy” means a student is absent from school without a valid and verifiable excuse by the parent/guardian that is consistent with school or board policy as defined in 22-33-104 (4)(a) C.R.S. or the student leaves school or a class without permission of authorized school staff.
Cherokee Trail Attendance Office
Phone Number: 720-886-2262