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At Boulder Creek Elementary we feel school attendance is a critical part of a successful school year.  Student attendance is ultimately the responsibility of the student and his/her family.  Students should be absent only when absolutely necessary,  as much of the classroom activity cannot be made up.  The benefit of discussion and participation is lost forever to those who are absent.  It must be emphasized that regular, on-time attendance is the key to much of the success a student may gain from his/her school program.
  • When your child is ill or not going to be at school on a particular day, please call the school 24 hour attendance line at 602-449-4501 prior to 8:00am the morning of your child's absence.  
  • When calling in an absence, please state the child's name, teacher, grade and reason for absence.  
  • Failure to report a child's absence will constitute an unexcused absence or truancy.  It is for your child's protection that this policy is in place and we appreciate parental cooperation and support.  Parents, attendance is a matter of Governing Board Policy and a student may be retained for excessive absences that affect his/her school academic progress (students that have 18 or more unexcused or excused absences may be considered for retention due to the negative effect on the grade and may by cited and report to the courts - A.R.S. 15-802;A.R.S 15-803).  We encourage you to discuss with the principal and/or nurse any medical conditions your child may have that result in frequent absences.
  • TARDIES - The school bell rings at 8:10am - classes begin at 8:15am.  Instruction commences after morning announcements.  It is less disruptive to the class if everyone is present when the teachers begin direction for the day.  A student is tardy if he/she isn't in the classroom at 8:15am.  A parent or guardian of the tardy student must sign him/her in at the office before they may go to class.

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