Absences /Tardiness

Good Attendance Required:

We are required by law to account for all absences.  On the morning of the first day of an absence, a parent needs to call the school office, 397-4655. This is also the best time to request homework.  We cannot guarantee same day requests submitted after 11:00 am.  Even if a parent has contacted the school, a note must be sent to the office when the student returns to school.  Classrooms with the fewest absences will be recognized monthly at the Student Recognition Assembly.  Individual students are recognized for perfect attendance each semester and at the end of the year by the school principal.  Students qualify for perfect attendance if they do not have any excused or unexcused absences, tardies, or early release.


Academic Attendance Recovery Coordinated (AARC) Program

In order to improve student attendance records and recover funds that are lost due to student absences, our District offers families the opportunity to “make-up” absences throughout the school year.  On designated Saturdays throughout the school year (about once per month), Montvue holds AARC Sessions from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for students who would like to “erase” an absence from their record and assist our school in recovering lost ADA funds.  Absences that are removed from a student’s attendance record through the AARC Program are not taken into consideration when determining a child’s perfect attendance record. 



Being on time reduces classroom disruptions, minimizes loss of instruction, enhances positive self-esteem and promotes good work ethics. At Montvue, a bell rings at 8:00 a.m. as a signal to students to line up.  A bell rings at 8:05 a.m. as a signal to teachers to walk their students to class.  These bells are followed by an 8:10 a.m. tardy bell.  At 8:10 a.m. all students are expected to be in class and ready to begin their day.  If the student is not in class by 8:10 a.m., the student is considered tardy and must report to the office for a tardy slip.  Failure to do this may result in the student being marked absent.


Parent Reminder: It is the responsibility of the adults to ensure that their children attend school daily and arrive on time.