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Attendance and Absences


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. Daily Attendance is mandatory for students to benefit from the instructional program.


Therefore, in accordance with District guidelines, an absence may be excused for the following reasons:


-Medical appointments 

-Death in the immediate family 

-Family Emergency 

-Religious Commitment

-Diagnostic Testing 

- Other circumstances as agreed to by the principal


An unexcused absence is any absence that does not adhere to the prescribed district guidelines, is not school-related, if for family convenience or is not reported within two (2) school days. Excessive excused 

Attendance Matters


  1. Be escorted to the office by a parent or guardian.
  2. Check in at the office to receive a tardy slip.
  3. Return the tardy slip to the classroom teacher.

  *Students are considered late if they arrive after the 8:30 bell has rung.



  • Students may be released to designated adults during school hours.
  • Adults are required to show photo identification.
  • Children will not be released during the school day to walk home alone.