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Attendance

To report an absence please print and fill out the Absence Form and have your student bring it to the Attendance upon return.

 

ATTENDANCE QUICK TIPS

Question:
How do I check my student out of school early?

Answer:
You can email us at lacuevaattendance@aps.edu or call the attendance line at 823-2327 x33026 any time after 7:30 am the day of your student’s early release. Please do not leave a message. We must speak with you personally to ensure we have all the information needed to properly identify you and your student. Please allow us at least 1 hour advance notification to locate your student at the time requested. This helps to avoid any delays in your student’s early release. Your student will sign out in the Attendance Office and be given a pass to leave campus. Only a parent or guardian are authorized to check a student out of school. False calls from students will result in disciplinary action.

Question:
What happens if I come in to pick up my student?

Answer:
We will ask you for your ID and student’s name. Once we identify your student’s location, we will run a pass to the class assigned. Your student must sign out in the Attendance Office and be given a pass to leave campus.

Question:
What is the process when a student becomes ill during school hours?

Answer:
If your student becomes ill during class, they must request a pass to the nurse’s office from the teacher. The nurse or health assistant will contact you for instructions. If your student is to leave campus on their own, they will be issued a pass authorizing them to check out of school. Your student will sign out in the Attendance Office and be given a pass to leave campus. If you come in to pick up your student who is in the nurse’s office, you must present ID, sign your student out and you will be given an office campus pass. You will then be directed to pick your student up from the nurse’s office.

  • If your student contacts you during class time because they are ill, please instruct them to ask for a pass to the nurse from their teacher.

  • Remind your student that having their cell phone out during class time is a violation of APS Electronic Device policy.

  • ALL ILL STUDENTS MUST CHECK OUT THROUGH THE NURSE’S OFFICE

Question:
What do I do if my student will be absent from school?

Answer:
You do not need to call the school when your student is going to be absent due to illness or an appointment. There are 2 ways to report an excused absence:

1. If your student is absent due to an appointment, they must bring in a signed note from the Doctor/Dentist. Have your student bring this note to the Attendance Office upon return.

2. Print out and complete the absence form located on the link above and bring it in to the Attendance Office upon return.

3. Email the excusal to lacuevaattendance@aps.edu.

ATTENDANCE EXCUSALS AND NOTES ARE ENTERED MANUALLY. PLEASE ALLOW US 3-5 DAYS TO UPDATE YOUR STUDENT’S ATTENDANCE RECORD.

Absences are excused for illness, appointments, family emergency and school related functions only. Please refer to the handbook for further explanation on general attendance information including consequences for unexcused absence.

In the event that a student is out of school for any reason, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to notify the school within 2 school days. Failure to report an absence will result in an unexcused absence. We will not accept a phone call to excuse an absence.

Students who arrive late to school without a note will be sent to Bear Cave for an admit slip. The absence will be excused upon receipt of the online absence notification or note.

Question:
What do I do if my student was marked absent and he was at school?

Answer:
Logon to your StudentVUE or ParentVUE account. Click on the attendance tab and then the absence icon. This will tell you which teacher marked the student absent or tardy. Students must address all absences errors with the teacher first. This can be done in person or by email from their StudentVUE account. Attendance errors will not be corrected by the Attendance Office except by teacher request. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their attendance. It is recommended that students check their StudentVUE account on a regular basis. Attention to errors should be addressed in a timely manner.

Don’t have a ParentVUE or StudentVUE account? Create your account here

REMINDER:
ALL STUDENTS MUST SIGN OUT BEFORE LEAVING CAMPUS. NOT FOLLOWING THIS PROCEDURE COULD RESULT IN TRUANCY. PLEASE REFER TO THE LA CUEVA STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.