After too many unexcused absences, the school must notify the parent. A compulsory attendance notification will be sent to the parent if a student has unexcused absences on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period OR three days or parts of days without an excuse during a four-week period. Notice it says "parts of days". That means that leaving school early, or arriving after the first bell has rung, even if the child attended for some of the day, can count as an absence.
If your child has to be out of school for a day please send a note explaining the absence upon his/her return to school. Phone calls do not excuse the absence, we still need a note sent to the office. Thank you so much for your attention to this matter.