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.