Attendance Procedures

Attendance Guidelines
Excuse an Absence: When your student is going to be, or has been gone due to illness or other family reason, please call the attendance line, (208) 854-4740, and leave a message excusing the absence.

Automated Phone Calls: When your student has missed one or more periods of class during a day, an automated phone call will go out to their primary phone number listed in our records. Please call (208) 854-4740 to excuse the absence, or with information about why the student was marked absent.

Permits to Leave: If you need to pick up your student during school hours, call the main office, (208) 854-4730, to request a Permit to Leave with information about when the teacher should release the student from the classroom to meet you. This only can be arranged by a parent in person, by note, by phone, or by email to an office secretary who will give the permit to your student or send it to the classroom before it is time to leave.

Doctor Appointments: If your student has a doctor, dentist, orthodontist, or counselor appointment during school hours, please request a doctor’s appointment absence slip for your student to take to the school office upon returning later that day or the following day. Doctor absence slips also can be sent to the East office fax line, (208) 854-4731.
Pre-Arranged Absence Forms: If your student will be missing school longer than 3 days, have your student pick up a form from the office 3 or 4 days before the absence. This form must be filled out and signed by a parent and the student, who takes it to their teachers for information about homework that will be assigned during the student’s absence. When the form is filled out, the student takes it back to the main office where it will be noted and a copy sent with the student.