School attendance is vital to school success. The Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School policy and the attached regulations and procedures are designed to ensure that all students meet the requirements of North Carolina’s compulsory attendance law, G.S. 115C-378. In addition to these policies and procedures, Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School encourages students to develop incentives for good attendance records.
Excused absences include:
- Illness or injury
- A death in the family
- Health care appointments
- Court appearances
- Religious observance
- Natural disasters
- Outside educational opportunities (you’ll need to complete the Casa’s Request for Educational-Absence Casa’s Request for Educational Absences (Español) (Spanish) in advance)
You’ll need to provide a note within two days of your child’s return to school, or the absences will be recorded as unexcused. Your Head of School or teachers will notify you if there are three or more unexcused absences and will work with you and your child if there is a concern that absences are becoming excessive.
Your child will need to make up all work he or she missed, as scheduled by the teacher.