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     We are so excited to have to 2014-2015 school year under way. We are confident that this will be a great year for your child and we want all of our students to be successful this year. We believe that regular attendance plays a key role in the success of our students. Because we believe this, Southern Elementary has developed a culture that promotes high attendance for all students.  Southern Elementary will reward high attendance on a monthly, semester and yearly basis. Students who attend for a full month will receive a school supply item and an administrative homework pass. Students who attend for a full trimester will receive a school supply item, administrative homework pass and an attendance dog tag. Students who attend for a full year will be eligible to attend our perfect attendance field trip at the end of the school year. Any student with an overall attendance average of 96% or better will be entered into a drawing for our end of the year prizes.

     We also want to remind everyone of our attendance policy and procedures for the 2013-2014 school year. Board policy states that on the first seven absences a parent note will be accepted to excuse the absence. It is important to remember that even though you call the school to notify us of the absence, you still need to supply us with a note within 5 days of the absence.  Any absence after 7 will be unexcused unless proper documentation is given, such as; a medical note or court subpoenas.  If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child’s attendance, please do not hesitate to give me a call.