Attendance Policy

Please read this important information about the DCS attendance policy for the 2015-2016 school year

We would like to make parents aware that board policy 6.4  concerning student attendance was revised this summer.  Schools will no longer be offering make-up or homework labs for school days missed.  If a student exceeds 16 absences, they will not be promoted.  Under specific circumstances outlined in board policy, parents may apply for a waiver.  These circumstances include: hospitalization/extended illness (a doctor's note is required), court subpoena's (copy of the subpoena required), celebration of religious holidays not on the school calendar, or a death in the immediate family (obituary or program of service required).  A committee will review these waivers at the school level and determine if the absence aligns with board policy.  Parents will be notified in writing whether the waiver is approved or not.  Please make every effort to have students present, unless they are sick.  Also, please send an absence note for all absences for any reason on the day they return.  Thank you.