Please notify the school if your child will be absent or tardy by e-mailing or calling the school attendance line at 720-424-4851. This should be done each day your child is absent or tardy so that we can account for your child. Automated calls will be made at 8:00 a.m. if the attendance line has not been called. Please be sure to let us know why your child is absent or tardy so that we can utilize the correct code (car troubles, illness, medical appointment, etc.).


Excused Absences
The following are considered excused absences: temporary or extended illness, injury, or physical, mental, or emotional disability with a doctor’s note, family emergencies, death in the immediate family, religious observances, absences pursuant to school release permits under District policy JHD, and absences which occur when a student is in custody of a court or law enforcement authority.  Documentation (a doctor’s note) is required for illnesses of more than 2 days.

Unexcused Absences
An unexcused absence is any absence not described above.  If we do not receive a call letting us know why your student is absent, the absence defaults as unexcused.


Please email or call the attendance line at 720-424-4851 and let us know if your child is sick before 7:30 a.m.  

Children with the following symptoms should not be sent to school: fever over 100.4, diarrhea, flu symptoms, severe coughing accompanied by difficulty breathing, or vomiting.  

Although the Safe Access Survey will not be used, we ask that staff and families remain vigilant. Students who are sick and/or exhibiting infectious disease symptoms should stay home using these guidelines: 

Children with mild cold symptoms (stuffy nose with clear drainage, sneezing, mild cough) related to allergies are allowed to attend school as long as they are feeling well enough to participate in school activities. 

Children should not return to school until 24 hours after treatment has started if they have pink eye, strep throat, or impetigo. Students must stay home for 24 hours after having a temperature over 100.4, or vomiting 2 or more times.

If a student is not feeling well during the school day, the student will be sent to the school nurse. Per the nurse’s protocols, students may be sent home. 

Extended Absences

Contact time is important for student learning. Families should schedule all vacations during school breaks. Please refer to the school calendar for non-contact days such as district professional development days, Inspire Days, vacation days, and holidays to schedule family vacations. 

If there is an extenuating circumstance that requires multiple days of absences email the Principal with the respective dates and the reason for absence. Families will receive a written response clarifying whether the extended absence is excused. 

Make-up Work for Student Absences

Teachers are not responsible for preparing work ahead of extended absences. Teachers will do their best to provide work and/or assist students with making up work upon their return. We encourage parents/guardians to communicate with their child’s teacher directly to ensure students do not fall behind on learning. 


Per Colorado Department of Education Policy, any student missing more than 4 days of school unexcused in a month, or 10 days unexcused over the course of the school year are considered truant. Students with 10 or more unexcused absences may have a truancy filing.