Attendance Policy

Absences
Please call or email the main office immediately once you know your student will be absent from school. Please send your student with an excuse note upon their return to school. Notes may be written and sent in with a student, dropped off, or emailed to the Front Office  (frontoffice@sktcs.org). Please include the student’s name, date(s) absent and the reason for the absence.


Excused absences:

  • Illness of the student or caregiver

  • Death of an immediate family member

  • Medical appointments (Although we ask that you please try to make these over the holidays, professional development days, or on early dismissal days if possible), or

  • Appearance at court or other governmental agency.

Unexcused Absences
After 3 unexcused absences the family will be required to meet with the Division Dean and the Social Worker to create a truancy elimination plan.


Any student missing more than 10 days in a school year will be retained and/or prohibited from re-enrolling the following year.

Birthday Parties
In order to minimize social class distinction, birthday parties on campus are not allowed. However, if you would like to send in a modest and healthy class snack to be consumed at snack time for your student’s birthday you may do so. Please do not bring family members to celebrate your student’s birthday at school. We strongly recommend purchasing a book for the class instead of edible treats.


Acceptable Treats:

  • Fruit Pops

  • Fruit

  • Yogurt

  • Pretzels

  • Crackers

Unacceptable Treats (these treats will be sent back home with students):

  • Cupcakes/Cake

  • Pizza

  • Ice Cream

  • Cookies/Muffins

 

If you are having an off-campus party for your student you may distribute invitations at school only if you are inviting the whole class. Otherwise, please personally distribute/mail/email those invitations off-campus as we wish to practice inclusion at SKTCS and not make children feel excluded.

Toys and valuables
Please do not send any toys and/or valuables to school. This includes sneakers and video games. SKTCS will not be responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of any personal property.

 


Cell Phones
While we do not encourage it, we recognize the need for some students to have cell phones. All cell phones must remain off and inside of backpacks for the duration of the school day. Any cell phone that rings during the school day will be confiscated and returned to an adult only. SKTCS will not be responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of any personal property.

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