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Attendance is a major factor in student achievement. We encourage you to ensure your child attends school every day school is in session unless there is a valid reason for missing. Tardies to school and checkouts should be avoided if at all possible. If your child misses substantially it will have a detrimental effect on his/her education.

Valid reasons for missing school include illness, injury, and death of an immediate family member, court appearance, religious observance, or military deployment of a parent. School sponsored field trips are not considered absences.

If your child misses school, it is important that you send written documentation to get the absence excused. Doctors’ notes, funeral home statements, corroboration from court officials, letter from church leaders, or documentation affirming military deployment are all examples of acceptable documentation. In addition, up to five (5) days may be excused with a note from a parent when other documentation is not available.

If written documentation is not provided, the absence will be recorded as unexcused. A student who is absent five (5) days without adequate excuse shall be reported to the Director of Schools/designee who will, in turn, provide written notice to the parent(s) guardian(s) of the student’s absence. If a parent does not provide documentation within adequate time excusing those absences, or request an attendance hearing, then the Director of Schools shall implement the progressive truancy intervention plan.

Humboldt City Schools is committed to providing a quality education for all of our students. We appreciate the support and assistance of our parents and guardians as we strive to help the children of our city become successful and productive citizens.

More information about Humboldt City Schools’ Attendance Policies and Procedures can be found in the Student Handbook or online ( in the Humboldt City Schools Board of Education Policy Manual policy number 6.200. The Attendance Supervisor, Alisha Baskerville, may be contacted at 731-784-2652, or emailed at






















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