Attendance Policy

Attendance & Tardy Policy Information
Attendance Line 303-982-8663

In accordance with the Jeffco Public Schools policy, BCK8 would like to inform you of the following attendance and tardy guidelines:

The following are examples of excused absences:

Funerals Legal Obligations
Illness Religious Observations
Injury Extenuating Circumstances determined by the principal
Medical Procedures School Sponsored Activities
Visiting parent/guardian who is an active duty member

Any other absences are considered unexcused. Please call the attendance line at 303-982-8663 by 8:30 am on the day of the absence to report any absence or tardy. Absences or tardies reported without a specific reason will be recorded as unexcused. All absences or tardies must be reported within 24 hours or they will remain unexcused.

Middle School families requesting pre-arranged absences must have approval from the principal 3 days prior to the absence. In order for an absence to be excused, the parent must complete the pre-arranged absence form and the student must meet the following criteria:
1) Student is in good academic standing
2) Has no unexcused absences
3) Has four or fewer excused absences in a semester or seven or fewer in a school year

A separate form is required for each student. Approval for each pre-arranged absence form will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

**Pre-arranged Absence forms are not required for elementary (K-5) students. Please notify the office via the attendance line of the absence.

Tardies are excused or unexcused based on the same guidelines as the Attendance Policy.

Examples of unexcused tardies include, but are not limited to:

Running late Business call/meeting
Overslept Lost Keys
Alarm clock failure Misplaced homework
Car trouble Bicycle problems
Traffic Construction
Parents running late Spending time w/Parent
Late night-student is sleeping in Dropping off/picking up other people, students, children

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