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Attendance Policy

The expectation of Arco Iris School is that all students are in their classrooms, ready to learn at 8:30 am. If a student arrives to the school building by 8:30 am, they are considered tardy. Your student will be provided with a late pass issued by the main office or volunteer designee. As a consequence of excessive tardies, the student will be referred to attendance team and parents will be notified for a meeting with the attendance team for further guidance (Attendance team is comprised of the school counselor and attendance secretary). 

Notification –When notifying the school regarding a student absence, a parent or legal guardian must call the School Office or provide an email upon the student's return. Messages or emails must detail the nature of the absence or run the risk of the absence being designated as unexcused. Parents or legal guardians have no more than one school day (carry over the weekend/non-student days when applicable) to excuse an absence. All absences will be designated as unexcused, regardless of reason after one school day. Only individuals on the guardian contact list are authorized to excuse a student.  Students will not be excused if they call in for themselves. 

Daily Attendance Policy- Please know that when your child is absent for 10 consecutive days, Arco Iris must withdraw your child from the school on the 11th day per Beaverton School District Attendance Policy.  Upon your child’s return, the child must be re-enrolled, provided that the slot has not been filled by another child.  A student arriving 90 minutes late will be considered a half day absent and a student attending less than 90 minutes in the classroom will be considered a whole day absent.

Tardies – Regular and punctual attendance is a critical factor in school success, and this habit is established at an early age.  We believe it is the responsibility and duty of both the school staff and the Parent/Guardian to cooperate and encourage students to establish good attendance practices.  Excessive absences and tardies from school can lead to students falling behind in the critical skills of reading, writing and math, as well as create issues relating to positive social connections.

Excused Absences– Emergencies will be classified as infrequent situations of major importance that affect family and home. Absences may also be considered excused for medical and dental appointments, legal/court obligations, bereavement, religious observations and school sponsored activities.  Absences which do not meet these criteria will NOT be excused, even if the absence is reported by a parent or guardian.

Unexcused Absences– Unexcused absences are those that do not meet the criteria for excused absences or if timely documentation/notice is not provided to the school by a parent/guardian. The consequences for an unexcused absence in timely manner may include Administrative interjection. If a student continues to accumulate unexcused absences, mandatory communication with the student parents will be required (conference, phone, email, letter format). The full range of consequences as cited in Consistent Discipline and Oregon Law will be considered, including a suspension and/or citation to Washington County Truancy Court.
 
Student Check-in/out– Arco Iris is a closed campus: once a student is in the building, the student must remain in the building. If it is necessary for the student to leave school for any reason after their initial arrival, a parent/guardian must sign them out of the building in the School Office. Subsequently, parent or guardian must document the time of their return to school at the Office as well. Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence for time missed.
 

Pre-arranged Absences– If absences are known in advance, they may be prearranged as excused if they meet the following criteria: Prolonged student medical issue, serious illness of a member of the student's family, family emergency or bereavement, legal/court obligations, religious observation, school sponsored, curricular or academic-related activity. 

Make-up Work - Make-up work for excused absences should be completed during the timeframe agreed upon by the teacher and student. To request missed work for long periods, please email or contact teachers.  Please also visit the teachers’ website for updates at this link, http://www.arcoirisschool.org/apps/staff/