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The education process requires the continuous participation of each student to be effective. It is the responsibility of all students and parents to ensure good school attendance. There is a high correlation between successful academic performance and good daily attendance. The administration and faculty believe that students and parents should strive for perfect attendance and daily punctuality. Each student shall have a written excuse for every day or portion of the day absent signed by either a physician or parent. The parent signed notes will be limited to six (6) per school year. Excuses should be presented to the front office on the day that the student returns to school. For any day that a student is absent and does not present a written excuse, this day shall be recorded as unexcused. The Principal shall follow BOARD POLICY to determine whether the absences are excused or unexcused. Six or more unexcused absences constitute truancy and charges may be filed by the Board of Education. ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES APPROVED BY THE IES SBDM COUNCIL
Irvington Elementary School will implement the Breckinridge County Board of Education policies and strive to create an environment that promotes student success that prepares them for the future. Responsible and punctual attendance is certainly one of these characteristics. Moreover, we shall stress quality attendance and productivity in conjunction with this procedure. Any student having a perfect attendance record for the entire year will receive an Attendance Certificate and a trophy. Students having three (3) unexcused tardies will not be eligible for yearly perfect attendance awards.

The doors to Irvington Elementary School will be opened for the students to enter at 7:15 a.m. each morning. No one is to be on the front porch or side bus loading area before 7:00. The school day will begin promptly at 7:40. Any student arriving after 7:40 a.m. must report to the Office before reporting to class. During school hours, you may ring doorbell at front to gain admittance. All doors will remain locked throughout the day. In order to continue to promote a safe school environment no visitors will be allowed past the office area without signing in and obtaining a visitor's pass from the office.

No single factor contributes as much, to academic failure, as does absenteeism. School attendance is essential to school success. Students must make a total commitment to daily and punctual attendance, thereby establishing a pattern of responsible behavior that will make them successful in the future. Parents are charged with the responsibility to recognize their legal and moral liability to cause daily and punctual attendance of their children as required by the Kentucky Compulsory Attendance Law, KRS 159.150.

A student may have only 6 unexcused absences/tardies during the school year that must be used with discretion. Truancy may be filed by the Board of Education upon the 6th unexcused absence/tardy. Personal illness is the primary valid reason for excused absence/tardy. Other excusable absences/tardies include but are not limited to: doctor or dentist appointments, orders of civil court, family emergencies and work emergencies. Absences of this nature will be considered relative to appointment time and travel. Funeral attendance is excused for 1 day only.
Students who have lice, pink eye, temperature of 100 or higher, or are vomiting will be sent home. This is not optional in consideration for the health of others. Unfortunately this will count against perfect attendance.
Each student shall have a written excuse for every day that he/she is absent from school and either checked in or checked out. Appointment times are to be included.
The parent/guardian will be notified after their child has accrued three (3) unexcused absences. Parents of students who accrue 6 unexcused absences will have their names filed with the Director of Pupil Personnel.
Any student who exceeds the limit of 6 unexcused absences is immediately liable for any or all of the following considerations:
The student may be referred to court as a truant juvenile;
The student may be required to document any additional absences with a doctor's statement;
The student may lose the privilege of co-curricular or other school participation.



A full day of attendance shall be recorded for a pupil who is in attendance 100% of the regularly-scheduled school day.
A tardy shall be recorded for a student who is absent sixty (60) minutes or less of the regularly-scheduled school day.
The actual percentage of the school day shall be recorded for attendance of a student absent for more than sixty (60) minutes of the regularly-scheduled school day.
A full day absence shall be recorded for a student who is absent 100% of the regularly-scheduled school day.
Reports to parents will be generated on the third (3rd) unexcused absence by the attendance computer. Any discrepancies should be reported immediately.
Students will be released from school only after personal contact with student's parents, guardians, or persons listed as approved on the Student ID list. Students leaving early must be properly signed out at front desk.
Students with three (3) unexcused tardies will not be eligible for perfect attendance awards.
SUSPENSIONS FROM SCHOOL: Disregard for school rules and/or violation of the disciplinary code may result in the student being suspended from school. Make up work is at the discretion of the teacher.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: For students anticipating being absent from school, arrangements may be made for dispatching assignments and materials to the home upon request to the front office. Parents should call the school (756-3050) by 10:00 a.m. in order to have the work available by 2:00 p.m.
HOMEBOUND SERVICE: This instruction is for students anticipating being absent from school for an extended number of days for medical reasons (at least SIX (6) consecutive days.) The services of a homebound instructor are available upon request to the school principal or his designee with a required properly documented statement by an attending physician.
PERFECT ATTENDANCE: A student in attendance all day, every day of the school year will receive a Perfect Attendance Award. Students with three (3) unexcused tardies (checked in/out early/late, under 60 minutes, without excusable note will not be eligible for perfect attendance awards.
TRUANCY: KRS 159.150 defines truancy as absent or tardy on three or more days without a valid excuse.
ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL: The front doors of IES will open at 7:15 a.m. Upon arrival, students will not be allowed to leave campus without permission from the Principal.