Attendance Policy

Parents are required to contact the school concerning absences within 48 hours of the absence or the absence will be recorded as unexcused.  State law requires that after 3 days of illness a written doctor’s excuse be provided for documentation.

  • Call attendance line, 751-7222 press 2 for attendance, and state the date and why your child is absent.
  • DO NOT rely on verbal communication or notes left with office staff or the teacher.
  • Messages left on a teacher’s voicemail are not sufficient; you must leave a message with the office.
  • Absences are only excused if called in within 48 hours.
  • Doctor’s excuses must be provided after the third consecutive absence and within 48 hours.
  • There are no excused tardies.  Keep in mind 3 tardies = 1 unexcused absence
  • Instructional time begins promptly at 7:50am and 8:20am. The bell rings promptly at 8:15 to allow 5 minutes to walk to class and settle in. 
  • Even 1 minute late is a tardy.

Students having 10 days of unexcused absences will be reported to the Children, Youth & Families Department and/or the Juvenile Probation Office.  Students having 20 total days of absences will be considered for retention in their grade level.  Any student showing a consistent pattern of unexcused absences will be reported to the Children, Youth & Families Department and/or the Juvenile Probation Office. Taos Charter School prohibits out-of-school suspension and expulsion as a punishment for unexcused absences and habitual truancy.  Disenrollment due to consecutive absences will only be used after exhausting intervention efforts to keep a student in school.

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