Students leaving school prior to regular dismissal time must be signed out of the school by a parent or a person authorized by the parent. No students shall leave the school grounds while school is in session unless they are under the supervision of a certified employee of the district or being checked out by their parent or a parent-authorized adult. Check out at the office is required. Under no circumstances shall a child be released to an adult who does not first appear in the office. The members of the office staff shall exercise all caution to assure themselves that the student is being released to persons authorized to have custody of the child. Students leaving early will be marked as having a partial absence.
The following are considered excused absences at Stukey Elementary School:
- Absences caused by illness, injury, or physical, mental and/or emotional disability.
- Family emergencies/hardships.
- Religious observances.
- Requirement of police, court or juvenile authorities. Documentation from appropriate agencies may be required for extended or excessive absences.
Vacations or non-emergency activities should be scheduled for days or times when students are not in school. Requests for absences to be excused due to vacation or for other non-emergency reasons will be approved at the discretion of school administration. Factors in consideration of such requests shall include the nature of the absence, the student’s academic standing, and the student’s attendance history. We strongly encourage you to schedule vacations in conjunction with the school calendar. Please be advised that school absences accrued during your vacation time still impact your child’s attendance record. If you know your student will be absent more than three days, please contact the office for a pre-arranged absence form.