Additions to the School District’s Attendance policy

Dear Catharine Families,

Listed below are two substantive additions to the School District’s Attendance policy:

If a student arrives after 10:00 AM without a note or leaves before 1:00 PM without a note, they will be marked half a day unexcused absence. The half-day unexcused absence will accrue to full day, as in the past, a truancy referral remains 10 unexcused days.

The second change is that after 8 cumulative absences for illness, the parent/guardian must secure a doctor’s note for any future absences for illness.

It is very important for students to be in school for the full day from 7:30 AM to 2:09 PM. Coming in late and leaving school early disrupts the learning process for your child.

Thank you for your attention to the above policy additions.



Lisa Wilmer – Principal