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Superintendent Student Attendance Letter

September 02, 2014

TRI-POINT COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #6J

                                                                                                        Jeff Bryan, Superintendent

CENTRAL OFFICE: 101 E Main St., P.O. BOX 128, KEMPTON, IL 60946

 

Tri Point Elementary                                        TP Jr. High/Elementary                       TP High School

Jeff Bryan, Principal                                         Jay Bennett, Principal                          Kellee Hill, Principal

101 E. Main,                                                     519 S Margaret St,                                100 E Van Alstyne,

PO Box 128                                                       PO Box 158                                         PO Box 316

Kempton, IL 60946                                           Piper City, Il 60959                             Cullom, Il 60929

Phone: 815-253-6299                                        Phone: 815-686-2247                          Phone: 815-689-2110

Fax: 815-253-6298                                            Fax: 815-686-2663                              Fax: 815-689-2377

 

To:                         Parents/Guardians of Tri-Point Students

 

From:                    Jeff Bryan, Superintendent

 

Subject:                 Student Attendance

 

Date:                     September 3, 2014

 

Attendance at school is one of the most important factors that influence success in school.  Recently, the Illinois State Board of Education revised the definition of a chronic truant to include any student that is absent from school over 5 days in a semester without a doctor’s note or an excuse for an appointment or activity outside of the control of the family. A recent school report card indicates that the attendance rate for Tri-Point Schools is below the state average.

 

This last spring, members of the Parent/Teacher Advisory Committee worked long hours to revise the attendance policy at Tri-Point Schools.  In part, the new policy reads:

  • When a student is absent, the parents/guardians should notify the school by 10:00 a.m.
  • Students may have an unlimited number of absences that include;
    • Doctor’s/Dentist  Note
    • Court Appearance
    • Death in the family
    • Immediate Family Vacation
  • Students may only have 5 days absent (excused) for reasons not included above
  • Additional days absent beyond the days listed above will be considered to be unexcused
  • Students may have negative consequences for unexcused absences.

One of the biggest consequences for students in elementary school that accumulate unexcused absences will be to miss recess or “Special” classes to receive make-up instruction or to complete make-up or incomplete school work.  Please call the school at (815) 253-6299 if you have any questions.

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