Attendance, ES

Faithful attendance is an important requirement for our life together and one of the keys to academic success. But sometimes a student might not be able to attend school, and at those times we ask that he/she tell us what's happened so we won't worry unnecessarily. 

  • 1. Absence
    • Unplanned absences (for example, sickness): Parents are asked to call the school office between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays) on the day the student is absent to give notice of the absence and the anticipated duration. Another way to inform the school is to send an email to before the school start time. If the school is not contacted, a call home will be attempted to make sure the student hasn't had some unexpected difficulty on the way to school. 
    • Planned absences (absences of one day and more) should be arranged with the school principal and the academic office receptionist at least one week in advance of the absence using the Elementary Planned Absence Form (available in Elementary school and in Policies and Forms under the Life @ CAJ tab on the CAJ website). Students are expected to complete assignments by the due dates set by the teacher. 
    • Half-day/whole-day absences: Students who miss class beyond 1 p.m. are considered absent for the entire day, even if they come to school for some portion of the day. Students who miss class up until 1 p.m. are considered absent for one-half day.
    • Truancy: Students who are absent without parental permission are considered truant. Truant students are ineligible to make up tests/quizzes but are eligible to submit assignments, which will be penalized for being late. The principal may take additional disciplinary steps to address truancy.