If your child is absent or tardy, please call the attendance line at 540-0248 and leave a brief message to report absence or tardiness. Students who are absent for two or more days may request assignments from their classroom teachers via phone or email. The classroom teacher will place the assignments in the “homework box” located in the main office at the end of the school day, provided that the call is received by 9:00 am. This can be arranged through the guidance office. Families who take vacations during school time need to notify the school in writing.
Students who are absent from school or arrive after 11:00 am may not participate in any school-sponsored after school activities or athletics on that day.
Vermont State Law requires that all students between the ages of 6 and 16 be present at a State-approved school or program, except in the case of illness. It is the School District’s intent to ensure that all students who are enrolled attend school. Excessive absences will be referred to the Middle School Attendance Social Worker and ultimately to the Burlington Police Department and the Office of the Chittenden County State’s Attorney for prosecution. Students who are excessively late to school may be subjected to Truancy Laws and Regulations.