Recently I shared with you the importance of school attendance, and I would like to share with you the attendance codes that are uniform throughout our district. Added, you may note, is the importance of sending to the office a written excuse. That had not previously been a part of the excusal system. Please submit the written excuses for absences to the office within two days after an absence.
Attendance Codes – Jordan School District
Throughout our district, ALL schools are using the same attendance codes. This means that when your children go to middle school and then on to high school, the attendance codes on Skyward will be the same. Following are the most common codes that we all will be using.
A Absent The student was absent and the school received NO CALL or NOTE from the parent or guardian. An “A” will show for morning absence and an “A” will show for an afternoon absence.
C Check in/out The student checked in with a valid and verified excuse, then checks out later I the day or period with a valid and verified excuse.
D In-School Suspension The student has been placed in in-school suspension, during part of all of the day.
E Verified excused absence The student was absent and is considered excused because of illness, medical/dental appointment verified by parent AND note from doctor, death/funeral of family member, family wedding, court appearance, etc.
G Guardian knowledge The student was absent and is considered unexcused because the parent or guardian provided a call, not considered excused by the Truancy Court or Jordan School District. (Going out to lunch, snowboarding, sleeping in, etc.)
H Home and Hospital The student is receiving educational services at home due to extended illness, injury or disciplinary placement.
I Check in Student was absent during the beginning of the day and checked in with a valid and verified excuse, including a written note.
N School Activity
The student is out of class due to a school-sponsored activity.
O Check out The student was absent during the end of the day or period and checked out with a valid and verified excuse.
Q Student absence with a parent note The student has an absence verified by a parent note (written parent note must be turned in to the office within two days of the absence)
S Suspension The student is out of school on suspension.
T Tardy The student came to school late.
V Vacation/Education leave The student is absent due to a prearranged vacation or education leave (through the main office). (Paperwork to request vacation/education leave must be completed prior to the vacation. When work is completed and the office receives notice of the completed work, the absence code will be changed on the computer.)
Z Verified Truancy The student was truant and the truancy was verified by parents, police or school officials. This includes a student leaving school without checkout through the office not arriving at school as expected by parents and school authorities, or missing any part of or all of a scheduled class without permission.
If there are attendance issues, a call home may be followed by a letter if attendance issues (including tardies) appear to be habitual.
Please refer back to this post to help you clarify attendance marks as you see them on Skyward.
If you are not updating information on Skyward or checking Skyward frequently, please take a moment to do so.
As we will soon be experiencing colder weather, we will also be experiencing more colds and other illnesses. It is important to keep your child home when they are experiencing runny noses, coughs, diarrhea or other illnesses such as pink eye. A phone call to the office will alleviate the automated call home. Don’t forget to send a note to excuse the illnesses when your child returns to school.
Diena Riddle, Principal