Attendance

Attendance

To report your child’s absence, please email dbartlett@rmae.org

The Colorado Department of Education and the Jefferson County School District have set a goal for all students to be in school at least 95% of school time. Since tardiness and appointments count against school hours, we ask that children be at school on time and any appointments should be scheduled outside of school hours whenever possible.

School attendance for students is the responsibility of the student, parents and the school. The following policy identifies school expectations and consequences for our parent/student community. Rocky Mountain Academy’s attendance policy is compliant with Jefferson County School District guidelines and rules and with Colorado Compulsory Attendance law.  This district policy will be strictly enforced.

Known Absence Request Policy & Procedure – Fundamentally, it is very important for your student to be in class every day. Every time your child is away during class time, he or she misses the opportunity to learn the new material discussed in that class.  In addition, upon returning, he or she may require assistance to catch up on the missing material.

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You may complete the Known Absence Request form for pre-arranged absences when a student is going to miss one or more school days.  There are some guidelines regarding this:

The Known Absence Request approval process must begin no less than 5 days prior to the absence and no more than 30 days before the requested absence period. Please remember that If your student is struggling in the classroom, adding more challenges by pulling the student out of the classroom is likely not the best choice for your child’s educational well-being.

Known Absence Request Forms are available from the office or on our website under Forms.  The form provides a sign off (and comment) section for school personnel to communicate with your family. The form should be completed by the parents and then delivered to the student’s homeroom / advisory teacher to start the process.  Grades 6-8 will be required to have their core and specials teachers’ signatures.  They can then bring the form to the office for routing.

Please feel free to contact administration if you have any questions regarding the policy or consequences. Thank you for insuring your student understands the responsibility of school attendance and related consequences.

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