The elementary schools, within our district, have established an acceptable limit of ten (10) absences, per year. After your student reaches those ten (10) absences, we will need to have a note from the doctor/dentist/court/etc. to excuse any and all subsequent absences.
Under Kansas state law, three (3) unexcused absences in a row, five (5) unexcused in a semester, or seven (7) in a year is considered truancy. At that point, the school must contact the county attorney to report such truancy.
Please see the below handout links on the importance of regular attendance. Our goal is to help your child be successful at Shawnee Heights Elementary School.