Attendance Policy

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Absences

It is the parent’s responsibility to report each and every absence. Please call the school office before 8:00 am and provide the student’s name and grade level. 

In order to obtain the best possible education, it is important that pupil attend class on a daily basis and arrive on time. Regular classroom participation is necessary to achieve the best possible learning situation for every student. This policy statement has been developed to encourage good attendance and to discourage tardiness. Our goal is to maximize every pupil’s opportunity to learn.

Attendance is the responsibility of parents and pupil. Students under the age of 18 are required, by law, Kenyan law, to attend school. A student must attend class regularly to receive a passing grade. A pupil who is absent from school more than 30 days per term and whose absence has materially affected academic progress, may receive a lower grade or be retained at the discretion of the school administration

 

Excused Absences

  • Illness: A doctor’s/parent note of reason for absence is required for your student’s attendance file.
  • Medical appointments or treatments: Will require a doctor’s note for the student’s attendance file.
  • Religious holidays: A parent note is required for the student’s attendance file
  • Death: A parent note is required for the student’s attendance file.
  • Personal or family emergency: A parent note is required for the student’s attendance file.

Unexcused Absences

  • Family vacations.
  • Non-Medical appointments.
  • Babysitting.
  • Absence for any other reason that does not meet the criteria of an excused absence.
  • A student who is absent from school without notice.

Early Release

Parents are requested to schedule appointments after 3:15 p.m. to avoid the need for an early dismissal. If it becomes necessary for the pupil to be released from school for a doctor/dental appointment or other unavoidable emergencies, the following procedure should be followed:

  • Parent/Guardian will need to send a handwritten note to school (or call the school) that states the student’s first and last name, date and time of release, and the reason for the early dismissal. The student is to bring this note to the office before school begins.
  • All students must be signed out by a parent/guardian (or someone designated by the parent/guardian on the emergency card) in the office before leaving the building.
  • The written note will be kept in the students attendance file.
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Pupil ’s Responsibilities

To attend school daily, on time and participate fully. The student who has been absent has the responsibility for securing and completing make-up assignments. The class work must be made up within a specific time period equaling one day make-up per one day absence. In case of a pre-arranged absence, the class work is due the day the student returns to school. All work not made up within the time limit will be graded zero.

Administrator’s Responsibilities

  • To review the attendance of students and to contact parent/guardian when a student has excessive absences.
  • To take appropriate steps, to insure that students attend school in a timely manner on a regular basis.
  • 5 (five) absences: Parents will be notified of days absent and reminded of the need for regular attendance by letter or telephone.
  • 10 (ten) absences: A mandatory meeting with parents and principals will be held to develop an intervention plan regarding attendance. The intervention plan will be pro-active and problem solving in nature.
  • 18 (eighteen) absences could result in retention .