Attendance

To ensure continuity of instruction and to develop positive habits it is important that your child attends school regularly and arrives at school on time.  Batavia Public Schools discourages vacations during school days. Missed assignments due to vacations can be completed upon return to school.

A student shall be released from school, as an excused absence, for the purpose of observing a religious holiday.  The parent(s)/guardian(s) must give notice to the District five days before the student’s anticipated absence.

On average, children are absent no more than four or five days the entire school year. We request parental assistance in supporting regular attendance in school.

Parents should attempt to schedule medical and dental appointments outside of school hours when possible.  If an appointment must be made during school hours, please notify the school by written request. Parents must call for the child at the school office.

Tardy Procedure: If you bring your child to school after the start of class (9:00 a.m. and 12:40 p.m), you must bring your child into the AGS main office.  The secretary will assist you in signing your child into school and seeing that he/she gets into class.

Absence Procedure: All absences must be reported on the attendance line. Please call the Attendance Line at 630-937-8003 to report the absence as soon as possible.  Please indicate specific illness symptoms and/or reason for absence.  

A “chronic or habitual truant” shall be defined as a child is who is absent without valid cause from such attendance for 5% or more of the previous  calendar year. Chronic truancy will be monitored by the Early Childhood program. Parents of these students will receive written notice of their child’s attendance record and concern.  A conference with the appropriate team members will be required with the receipt of the second truancy notice. A third notice may result in losing the student’s enrollment within the program.  No refunds would be provided for deposit or tuition.