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Absences

Regular punctual attendance is mandated by state law and essential to the child's school success.  Unexcused absences are costly to the school and district and will affect the child's grade.  Please review the following.

  • Absence due to Illness:  Call 423-1800 at the beginning of the school day your child is ill or send a note when your child returns to verify the reason for the absence.  The school is equipped with an answering machine for calls after school hours. Homework should be requested in the morning so that it can be picked up in the cafeteria after school.
  • Your child may return to school once he/she has been fever and vomit free for 24 hours​.
  • Other Absence:  Absence (full or partial) for reasons other than illness or medical/dental appointments (religious holiday, ceremonies, festivals, appearance in court, funeral service for member of immediate family) are considered unexcused unless prior written arrangements 5 school days in advance of the absence have been made with and approved by the principal and the teacher.  Tests, quizes, homework, and classwork that is missed during unexcused absences will receive no credit and will affect final grades.  Millikin students with 10 unexcused absences will be disenrolled (Board Policy 5301 Revised 6/14/02).  Student absences that occur around the district's calendarized vacations, Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter, and spring breaks will be closely reviewed.  Exceptions will be made in extreme cases only and must be approved in writing by the principal and the district's line support officer.
  • Appointments:  Please schedule medical appointments after school hours if possible. Parents picking up their child during school hours must  check in with the office and sign the child out.  Staff will arrange for the child to come to the office.
  • Tardies:  A student is tardy if he/she is not in line when the 8:30 bell rings. There is a warning bell at 8:28 that signals all kids to start to line up  Students who are tardy will be sent to the office to receive a tardy slip