In keeping with CHCCS Attendance Policy, Smith has the following in-house rules/procedures:
- Parents must turn in a note for a day of absence to be excused. Smith permits email to be used in place of a physical note.
- Educational leave requests must be approved before trips begin. All educational leave trips must meet district and state guidelines on excusable absences to be approved.
- Smith uses an automated system to alert parents to student absences. Parents are called if: (1) they did not submit a note in advance of their student's absence; or (2) their students did not sign in as tardy before 11 AM. A call to the attendance hotline will prevent the automated call, but does not excuse the absence.
- It normally takes 1-2 days for attendance to be fully processed. For faster attendance correction, please include the data manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) in absence emails.