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General Information - Reporting Absences

Procedures For Reporting Your Student Absent

  • Parents should call the school (813-872-5335) and press “1”.
  • Please call in by 10:00 AM daily to report an absence.   In other words, if a student is ill for three days, the parent needs to call all three days (prior to 10:00 AM).
  • Please give the following information: 
  • Caller’s name and relationship to student
  • Student’s legal name
  • Student’s grade level
  • Reason for absence
  • Daytime telephone number where the caller can be reached for verification if deemed necessary.
  • If a student has excessive unexcused and/or excused absences (eight or more) over the course of the school year, the parent/guardian may  be required to show documentation  (doctor’s note, etc.) A conference with an administrator may be set to discuss the excessive absences.   A letter will be mailed home after the eighth absence for the year.
  • All absences are considered unexcused unless the parent calls before 10:00 AM on each day of the absence.  Unexcused absences have a negative effect on grades, as it results in a grade of “zero” for assessments and or graded work missed.  Remember, students accumulate unexcused absences when parents do NOT call-in the absences.