Attendance Policy

It is extremely important that each Sage student is present at school each day to ensure reception of maximum learning.  Please make attendance at school a top priority.  When a child must be absent from school, the school must be provided with a written explanation via the classroom or the office as to the nature of the absence.  Students having excused absences will be allowed two days per absence (up to a reasonable amount of time) to complete missed work.  The student is responsible for making up all assignments, projects, and/or tests missed during the absence.  

*Please refer to the Elko County School District Policy Manual and Sage Elementary Student Handbook for more information.

 

Steps to Parent Notification For Kindergarten-Fifth Grade

Step 1    Letter indicating a student has missed five (5) days.  This letter shall include a copy of this policy, a copy of the student's attendance records, and contact numbers and names of school staff members who can assist parents with questions.

Step 2    Letter indicating a student has missed ten (10) days.  This letter shall include a request for a parent/student conference with school administration and a reminder of the danger of being promoted.

Step 3    Letter indicating a student has missed fifteen (15) days.  This letter shall include a request for a parent/student conference with school administration and a reminder of consequence of continued poor attendance.

Step 4    Letter indicating a student has exceeded the District's attendance policy.  This letter will include a request for a conference with the parent and student to discuss the school's decision regarding on-promotion and/or attendance.

 

Truancy Notification

Notice is hereby given that under Nevada Revised Statute 62.224, the penalty imposed for habitual truancy (first time offense) is a fine of $100.00; and, if the student is 14 years or older, the court can order the suspension of the child’s drivers license for 30 days. The second or any subsequent time the child is found to be a habitual truant, the penalty is $200.00 fine, performance of not more than 10 hours of community service, and suspension of the child’s drivers license for 60 days.

A pupil shall be deemed a truant if he or she is absent from school without the approval of the principal of the school which the pupil attends.

A pupil who has been declared a truant three or more times within one school year must be declared a habitual truant.

After a pupil has been deemed a habitual truant, the school will issue a citation to the pupil and the parent or guardian which will direct the pupil to appear in Juvenile Court for adjucation.

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