Student Attendance Policy

Student Attendance matters because it aligns to our RAM Core Values.  Students who attend school regularly in a 178 days achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement appears early in a child's school K-5th career. Parental encouragement to attend school is very powerful.  This is the rationale for our Student Attendance Policy.  Our policy is as follows:

  • Every student is to be in school 95% or more of the time.
  • Classrooms with monthly Perfect Attendance will be recognized with RAM merit incentives.
  • Every absence requires a Parent Note for an excused absence.
  • Absences of more than 3 days may require a Doctor's Note for an excused absence.
  • Unexcused absence(s) with no notes will be monitored to ensure that students are not "skipping/cutting" school .
  • Chronic absenteeism is when a student is absent 1-2 days or more per month.
  • Late student work will be accepted for excused absences only.
  • Late work for chronic absenteeism that are excused absences is subject to a reduced grading scale.
  • Please see the Counselor for "Home School" services for severely ill children who cannot attend school.
  • Frequent tardiness will be monitored for student safety and is subject to discipline consequences if deemed as skipping/cutting school.