Attendance

  • For the safety of students and the accurate monitoring of attendance, please follow the procedures below. Absences will not be excused without a specific date and specific class period given or all day.                        

    When calling the attendance line, please leave:

    • a VOICE MAIL message with your STUDENT’S NAME 
      • please SPELL OUT the LAST NAME
    • YOUR NAME and PHONE NUMBER
    • the DATE and TIMES of the absence
    • 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: 720-554-2695

    Early Dismissal Procedures

    If your student needs to leave class before the end of the period, please call the early dismissal line with the date, time, and reason your student will be leaving. During that call, please excuse your student from those periods they will miss completely. 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.

    Late Bus

    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)
    720-886-4109
    25001 E Belleview Ave.
    Aurora, CO 80016

    Parent Notification

    Our computerized parent notification system will call your home up to four times a day to inform you of unexcused absences. We appreciate your help in following these procedures. If you have any questions, please call the Attendance Office or your student’s Dean.

    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 corrections need 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 24 - 48 hours to be reflected in your 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.

    Attendance Codes

    L Excused Tardy or Super Tardy

    • Student arrives late but is excused by a parent/guardian.

     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 [1]

    • Student does not show up to class at all
    • Student arrives more than 50 minutes late [2]
    • Student does not return from lunch
    • Student leaves early and fails to return to class and/or leaves without permission [3]

    Q—Truant

    • 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.

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    [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.

    [2] 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.

    [3] 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.

    http://www.cherrycreekschools.org/BOE/SectionJPolicies/JH.pdf