Attendance

 
Teachers are expected to plan content-rich, academically rigorous lessons for each period of the day, and therefore, attendance at school is critical. NO student will be allowed to participate in after school or extracurricular activities if the student has not attended school on the day of the activity.
 
Parker Performing Arts School Absence Policy will be strictly enforced. After 10 days of absence, either
excused or unexcused, we will send an attendance warning letter with a record of absences. This warning may
trigger an attendance conference with assistant principal or an attendance contract designed to end excessive
absences. A student may be referred for legal proceedings if truancy persists.

Student Absences Due to Illness:
 
  • Parents must call Parker Performing Arts School at 720-709-7400, email attendance@parkerperformingarts.org or complete the form in the PPA App to report a child’s absence. Parents must compose the message with the student’s name, grade level and teacher, and the reason for the absence.
  • If the child will be absent for a planned period of time for medical reasons, the parent needs to call only on the first day of the absence, specifying the exact dates of the absence and the date that the student will return to school.
  • If a child has a communicable illness, parents should inform the Parker Performing Arts School office. Parents of other students will be notified when their children have been exposed to a communicable illness in the classroom if necessary.
 
Extended Absences Not Due to Illness:
 
  • Any absence beyond five (5) days must be pre-approved by administration two weeks prior to the beginning of the absence.
  • Parents must call Parker Performing Arts School at 720-709-7400, email attendance@parkerperformingarts.org or complete the form in the PPA App to report a child’s absence. Parents must compose the message with the student’s name, grade level and teacher, and the reason for the absence.
  • If the child will be absent for a planned period of time for medical reasons, the parent needs to call only on the first day of the absence, specifying the exact dates of the absence and the date that the student will return to school.
  • Because Parker Performing Arts School emphasizes classroom instruction within the context of a sequential and rigorous curriculum, regular attendance is a necessary component for success.
  • Although the student can make up the assignments, the benefit of a knowledgeable teacher teaching a class cannot be replaced by makeup work.
  • It is up to each teacher’s discretion on whether or not he/she will give assignments in advance for absences due to vacation.
  • Any student who is absent for ten (10) consecutive school days or 10 days total in one school year for any reason (unexcused) other than a documented medical reason may be considered withdrawn from Parker Performing Arts School.
 
Student Absences Due to Emergencies:
 
Due to the individual nature of student absences due to emergencies, these will be handled by the administration on a case-by-case basis.
 
Tardies
 
  • Attendance is taken promptly at 8:00 (5-8)/ 8:20 (K-4)
  • Parents need to sign in their child at the PPA office if arriving anytime after 8:20 A.M.
  • Students will be issued a tardy slip in the office to show to their teacher when arriving late to class.
  • A tardy is considered excused if a student is at an appointment and the parent informs the office of the appointment. Parents are urged to inform the office in advance of scheduled appointments.
  • Middle school students who accumulate 3 unexcused tardy slips or more in any month may be issued a detention. Additional detentions may result for every 3 unexcused tardies.
  • Students who accumulate 6 unexcused tardy slips or more will require a parent meeting with the Assistant Principal for being consistently late to school. Late arrival to class affects the learning and performance process for all students.