Students are encouraged to attend school as much as possible (every day is ideal!). However, we understand that your child may need to miss school due to illness, appointments, etc. You will receive an automated phone call from the school whenever your child is absent, even if you have given us prior notice of the absence. If your child is absent, please be sure to send a note in the nametag when he/she returns to school. You can also email Ms. Hayward, and the email can be printed and given to the office in place of a note. It is not necessary to call the school each time your child will be out, but if your child misses 3 consecutive days, please contact us to let us know the reason. Also, please note that you may still receive the automated phone call if your child arrives tardy and attendance has already been taken. The absence will be changed in the computer, but we cannot prevent the phone calls from going out.