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Attendance Line (505) 898-1492 ext. 40696

Research shows that students with consistent school attendance have improved academic performance.

The staff and administration believe that attendance is a cooperative effort between the parent and the school.  When the student is absent for any reason, we ask the parent/guardian to contact the Attendance Office, as soon as possible, at 898-1492, Press 40696.  Students leaving school during the day while classes are in session must be signed out in the main office.  For safety reasons, parents will be asked for picture identification when signing out their child.  Students arriving late to school must sign in when they arrive at school.

Excused and Unexcused Absences

Schools shall comply with the Albuquerque Public Schools Student Behavior Handbook when determining excused and unexcused absences.

Excused Absences

Absences may be excused for the following reasons with proper notification:

  • Illness (including chronic illness documented on a health plan, IEP or 504 plan)
  • Limited family emergencies
  • Family deaths
  • Medical, health or legal appointments
  • Suspensions
  • Religious commitments
  • College visits
  • Deployment of a military parent
  • Limited extenuating circumstances as approved in advance by the school principal