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Attendance Number

The attendance number is 821-4981 option 2.

This number is to report absences ONLY.

If you need to leave a message for school personnel, please call the main school number (821-4981, option 0) during regular school office hours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Attendance and Absences

States, school districts and schools are held accountable for ensuring that all students meet high academic standards. On time, daily attendance is a critical component of this educational process, New Mexico law dictates that: 

  • Students between the ages of five (5) and eighteen (18) years of age are mandated to attend public school, private school, home school or a state institution. 
  • The Albuquerque Public School District reports habitual truants to the Children’s Court Liaison office and to the State of New Mexico.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:

  • APS students are allowed no more than 5 unexcused absences per semester and no more than 10 unexcused absences per school year.
  • The parent/guardian must notify the school each day that the student will be absent, in accordance with the notification procedure established by the school. 
  • Absences may be excused for the following reasons, with appropriate documentation:
    • Doctor’s appointment 
    • Death in the Family 
    • Religious commitment 
    • Illness 
    • Family Emergency 
    • Diagnostic testing 
    • School or college visit 
In the event that the school has not received notification of absence by a parent for three (3) consecutive days, the school must make an attempt to contact the parent/guardian. 
 
Excessive excused absences may result in further inquiry from the principal and request for additional documentation. 
 
Family vacations are considered unexcused absences, and it is expected that parents will schedule vacations during periods of time when school is not in session. 
 
Students who are signed out before the end of the instructional day must have written documentation of the reason (as defined under excused absences) or be subject to the same consequences as tardy. 
 
Each day your child is absent, please call the absentee number before 9:30 a.m. If we do not hear from you, the absence is unexcused. Notes are unacceptable. A volunteer parent committee will check the attendance recorder every morning, beginning at 9:30a.m. If your child has not been  reported absent and is not in school, the volunteer committee will immediately notify you at home or at work. 
 
The attendance number is 821-4981 option 2. This number is to report absences ONLY. If you need to leave a message for school personnel, please call the main school number during regular school office hours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
 
If a student is absent from school more than three days, parents may contact the teacher regarding homework. One school day will be needed to prepare the assignments. No extended homework will be provided for vacations or out of town trips without teacher agreement. Classroom work must be made up within 3 days for credit. 
 
If a student must be removed from school early for a doctor's appointment or similar emergency, please come to the office and sign the child out. Teachers will not be allowed to release children directly from their classes. We ask this in order to be able to identify those persons picking up  children and to insure the safety of your children. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.