Blevins Middle School

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Attendance

Blevins Attendance Office: (970) 488-4044

If a student must be absent from school, a parent/guardian must call the 24 hour attendance line before 8:00 a.m.  If a call is not received, the attendance secretary will attempt to contact a parent/guardian to verify the absence. If contact is not made, the student must bring a note, signed by their parent/guardian, to the attendance secretary when he/she returns to school. This is to be done prior to the start of school at 7:40am. A call will be made for each day the student is absent.

For each day of an excused absence, a student will be granted two days to complete all missed work.

Absences are identified as excused or unexcused by the administration. Absences, whether legitimate or unexcused, will most likely negatively impact a student's performance and grades in all classes. Valuable classroom instruction cannot easily be duplicated outside of the classroom.

An unexcused absence is considered a truancy.  Absences will be determined "excused" or "unexcused" based on communication between the Blevins attendance office and a parent/guardian.  An administrator reserves the right to determine whether an absence is excused or unexcused.  Truancy exists when a student is absent from school without the permission of a parent/guardian or the school.  No credit will be given for work missed on unexcused absences.

If a parent knows in advance when his child will be absent from school, written notification should be given to the attendance office as soon as possible. The office will issue an Absence Request Form to give to the student's teachers.  Students are responsible for notifying their teachers of the upcoming absence and doing the work ahead of time if requested. There are NO designated "ditch days" sanctioned by the school.