Truancy Awareness


Parents and Guardians,

A child becomes a truancy risk when he/she accumulates 3 unlawful absences. At that time, a 3 day letter is sent to the parent/guardian. If the student accumulates 5 unlawful absences, a 5 day letter is sent to the parent/guardian with a scheduled date and time for a Truancy Intervention Plan (TIP) conference.   Once a total of 7 unlawful absences are accumulated, the parent/guardian will receive a 7 day truancy letter. If these unexcused absences remain unresolved, they will be forwarded to the Student Information Coordinator. A truancy petition is filed in Family Court and proceedings may occur.  


If your child is absent, please return a written excuse within five (5) days.