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Mentone Elementary School

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Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in TK/Kindergarten and continuing through high school.  Families play a key role in making sure students get to school on time and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances.  But, we also know that when students miss too much school - regardless of the reason - it can cause them to fall behind academically.  Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent - which means missing 10 or more days over the course of the school year. 

Letters will be sent home to the student’s address to notify parents/guardians of current attendance 3 times throughout the school year.

  • Letter #1 is sent when a student misses 5 days.
  • Letter #2 is sent when a student misses 10 days along with an invitation to attend a meeting with a site administrator to discuss further steps to help and support the family. 
  • Letter #3 is sent when a student misses 15 days of school. 

After letter#3 is sent home, the student is referred to the SARB process at the school district level to discuss the chronic absenteeism and find ways to support the family.