Parents/guardians should call the attendance associate on the morning of the absence. Please notify the attendance associate, by calling 566-4251, extension 23107 or by emailing her at Susan.OConnor@wjccschools.org. Excused absences include illness, death in one’s family, quarantine, pre-arranged family trips, natural disasters, school-sanctioned field trips and court appearances.
A note for pre-approved family trips must be sent to the principal one week prior to the planned trip. In the case of family trips exceeding more than five days, only five days will be excused.
It is the responsibility of the student to present evidence of an excused absence on the day the student returns to school.
Your student must bring in a note about the reason for the absence in order for the absence to be excused. You can also email Susan.OConnor@wjccschools.org with an excuse note. Doctor notes are required for four (4) or more consecutive days. Attendance is an important part of being a successful student. When you miss instruction, it is difficult to make up the work. Remember to get the work from your teacher and complete the work the following day.
Makeup work can be requested by directly contacting your student’s teachers via email or ParentVue. Requests for work will be processed within 24 hours. If you feel your student will be back the following day they can ask their teachers for makeup work upon their return. Those without internet access can call the Attendance Office to request work.
Homework/makeup work requests will be processed within 24 hours, All student work will be available for pick up the next day in the front office between 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.