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Report an Absence

Please call or email the proper grade level to report an absence as soon as possible.

Justice Hernandez, justice.hernandez@aps.edu - 505-243-1458, Ext. 60393

Bernadette Chavezbernadette.chavez3@aps.edu - 505-243-1458, Ext. 60140

attendance tips for families

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student's academic success
  • Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful, and on track to graduation.
  • Missing 10%, or 2 days of school a month, over the course of the school year, can drastically affect a student’s academic success.
  • Frequent absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully, or facing some other difficulty.
  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
  • For the 2021-2022 School Year, Hybrid learning is not an option as it was in the Spring. Families wishing to have their student participate in remote learning should contact the school for more information. 
Make school attendance a priority
  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day.
  • Help your children maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
  • If your children must stay home because they are sick, make sure they have asked teachers for resources and materials to make up for the missed learning time in the classroom.

    Communicate with the School

Communicate with the school
  • Know the school’s attendance policy – incentives and penalties.
  • Check on your child’s attendance to be sure absences are not adding up.
  • Seek help from school staff, other parents, or community agencies if you need support.