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Attendance Policy

Daily student attendance ensures students receive all the benefits of our content-rich curriculum. Absences from class may result in a serious disruption of a student’s mastery of instructional materials. Parents should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.


To receive credit in a class, a student must attend at least 90% of the days the class is offered. These days include both excused and unexcused absences. A student who attends fewer than 90% of the days the class is offered may be referred to the Attendance Committee to determine whether there are extenuating circumstances for the absences and how the student can obtain credit.


Parents must email the office at [email protected] each day a child is absent. The message must include your child’s name, date of absence, and the reason for his/her absence. If a parent fails to notify the office of a student’s absence, the absence will be coded as unexcused. An unexcused absence is any absence not excused by law or listed in the RES Parent/Student Handbook. Absences due to family vacations are not excused for official attendance purposes. When a student is absent three or more consecutive days from school, a doctor’s note is required to return to school. For more information about attendance, please consult the RES Parent/Student Handbook.


Emails related to attendance may be sent to:

[email protected]


In order for the absence to be changed from unexcused to excused, a written note or email must be submitted to the school office within three school days of the student’s return to school and describe an acceptable reason for the absence.


"Punctuality is the politeness of kings."
-Louis XVIII of France