Report An Absence

  • Attendance is a very vital aspect of your student's success in high school!

    In case of an absence, parents/guardians are asked to call the attendance office on or before the date of absence.

    Email Attendance

    Attendance Line: 913-780-7845
    Please leave a voice message. Messages are checked from 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    The following may be recognized as excused absences but must be reported to the attendance office by 3:30 p.m. on the day following the absence.

    • Personal illness
    • Serious illness or death of a member of the family or close friend
    • Obligatory religious observances of the students’ own faith
    • Verified physician or dentist appointments
    • Court appearances
    • Emergency situations requiring immediate action
    • An absence which has been requested in writing and approved in advance by the building administration


    • Students are given a one-minute warning bell to arrive at class on time.
    • Any student not arriving to class on time must report to one of two tardy tables.
    • The student will be given a pass to class (three per quarter) and assigned a consequence after their third tardy.
    • Teacher may assign their own consequences for the first three tardies.

    Unexcused Absences

    • Students and parents will be notified of any unexcused absences via email.
    • Students will be given 23 hours to clean up any attendance issues by way of speaking with teachers and/or having parents call in to report sick days or doctors’ appointments.
      • A preferred method to avoid extra work by staff for students is to have parents call in any excused absences prior to the student missing school.
    • Students who have unexcused absences will be given consequences beginning with a one-hour detention, which if not served, would escalate to a Thursday School, which if not served, would escalate to Out of School Suspension.
    • This protocol will follow in line with the consequences of not taking care of excessive tardies by serving the initial one-hour detention.