Compulsory Attendance Warning Letter (or en español)
Compulsory Attendance Warning Letters are the first Truancy Prevention step outlined by HB 2398. These Compulsory Attendance Warning Letters are mailed to the parent/guardian when the student has accumulated 3 (unexcused/unverified or LOSIT absences) within a 4-week period or has accumulated 5 outside a 4-week period.
This is a good time to identify why your student is accumulating unexcused/ unverified or LOSIT absences.
Is your student forgetting to turn in notes to excuse absences? Remember the 72-hour rule.
Is your student being signed out of school to attend a doctor’s appointment? Make sure to follow up by turning in a doctor's note to excuse these absences.
Signing out a student from school does not excuse the absence.
Make sure to check HAC weekly and email teachers to verify that your student was absent.