Attendance and Tardies

When a student is late or absent from school, a parent or guardian should call the absence in to the school before 8:30 a.m. Parents or guardians can call anytime to report an absence. Please leave the following information: your name and relationship to the student, your child's name, grade level, and teacher's name, and the reason for the absence. If we do not receive a call from you regarding your child's absence, please expect a call from the school to verify that absence. Students arriving at Eel River after 7:45 a.m. are considered tardy and must be escorted into the building by a parent or guardian and signed in. If your child is late to school or if you are dropping your child off from an appointment, please park your car, walk your child into the school, and sign them in. Students who leave school between 1:50 and 2:30 p.m. will be marked as tardy for the afternoon (PM)

The NACS attendance policy, which is available in the Elementary Handbook, states that each student is allowed 15 undocumented absences per year.  

Perfect Attendance awards are given at the end of the year to those students who have no absences and no tardies throughout the entire school year.