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Contacting Attendance

Shannon Clark

Reporting an Absence

If your student will be absent for the day, please email or call us as soon as possible to report the absence. Provide the student’s name, grade, and absence information.

Please Provide the Following Information

  • Name of the person calling and your relationship to the student

  • Name of the student - please spell the last name

  • Date of the absence

  • Reason for absence

  • A telephone number that we may call to clarify questions or to verify the absence if needed

  • If a student is to be checked out for an appointment, please let us know if they will be returning

Examples of Excused Absences

  • Illness or injury

  • Medical/dental appointments (please provide a note)

  • Funerals

  • Court/law enforcement

  • Family emergency

  • School-related activities

  • Religious holiday

  • Administrative approval

Additional information can be found in the AAHS handbook.

Leaving Campus/ Checking Students Out Early

​Once a student has arrived on campus, he/she is expected to be in class. If a student must leave campus prior to the end of the day, the parent should notify the attendance office as soon as possible.  If you are aware of an upcoming absence, you may notify the Attendance Office in advance; you do not need to wait until the actual day of absence. Please also allow 45 minutes between calling and arriving to pick up your student to allow time for the student services secretaries to see or hear your message, find, and notify your student they will be leaving.

  • Your student will receive a pass during the block in which they need to leave school

  • The student must check in with Attendance upon returning to school (even during passing periods or lunch)

  • If a student is arriving late to school due to an excused absence, they must check in with Attendance

Pre-Arranged Absence

​For an extended pre-planned absence of more than two consecutive days, please fill out our pre-arranged absence form, and print it out for students. Please allow your student enough time to obtain the required signatures and turn in the signed form to the Attendance Office no later than 2 days before the absence.