In 2009, Miller Valley began a proactive attendance program for our school that recognizes children and their families for outstanding attendance. Students who consistently attend school and are on time are recognized monthly, quarterly and at the end of the year with certificates, prizes and other surprise incentives.
Mr. Lane is also available for conferences with students and families on any attendance issues.
Our goal is to have all kids in school and provide them with an excellent education! The Attendance Program officially began Monday, August 17, 2009.
Classroom DAILY On-Time Attendance Program: “Beat the Bell”
- Student needs to be in their classroom ready to learn after announcements.’
- A traveling trophy is given to the class(es) at each grade level that had the highest percentage of on-time attendance at school for the week.
Classroom Attendance Program: B.A.M. “Best Attendance of the Month”
- At the end of the month, the class from each grade level with the highest average/ percent taken from their attendance records is announced and receives some type of reward/treat provided by the school. (If there is a tie, both classes will receive the reward/treat.)
- B.A.M. is announced September through April.
“QUARTERLY” Individual Student Recognition
- 0-Absences and up to 2-Tardies OR 1 -Absence and 0-Tardies
- All students have a chance to achieve perfect attendance each quarter. Every quarter students have a “clean slate.”
- Students that meet the quarterly guidelines listed above receive a certificate/ award AND a “ticket” to attend an assembly. There will be 4 perfect attendance assemblies this year
“END OF THE YEAR” Individual Student Recognition for PERFECT ATTENDANCE
End of the Year P.A. Guidelines:
- 0-Absences and up to 4-Tardies OR
1-Absence and up to 2-Tardies OR
2-Absences and 0 -Tardies
- Students that meet the end of the year perfect attendance guidelines listed above will receive a certificate/award/medal that will be presented at the End of the Year Perfect Attendance Assembly in May.
- Parents will be invited to attend this assembly.
The following guidelines below were decided by the 2007 Miller Valley Planning Committee which was made up of teachers, support staff, and Mr. Lane. The following guidelines will be used for the 2009-10 school year. All certificates, prizes, and assemblies are funded through monies received by school, grants, or PTSA.
Attendance Program Guidelines 2009-2010
Questions that need to be answered for students and parents:
Q: What is considered tardy?
A: student is considered tardy if he/she is not in their classroom by 8:40 a.m. If your child has a doctor’s appointment etc. we allow up to a half day of school to be missed and still be considered a tardy, not an absence. We break the day into two halves by 8:40- 11:30 and 11:30-2:45.
Q: What is considered an absence?
A: An absence will be marked if a student misses MORE THAN a HALF DAY of school. We will break the day into two halves by 8:30-11:30 and 11:30-2:45. If a student misses more than 3 hours of school, they will accumulate an absence. These guidelines will be strictly followed for the quarterly and end of the year individual student recognition incentives/assemblies. The office keeps a daily log listing the time a student signs in tardy.
Q: Do excused absences count against students?
A: Yes. Any absence counts. We want all students to qualify for perfect attendance. We acknowledge that sickness does occur, and emergencies do happen. We allow students options for one absence OR up to two tardies, but not both (for quarterly recognition award/assembly). Every student has a clean slate each quarter. The only time we accumulate or total “all” absences and tardies is for the “End of the Year” Perfect Attendance Award.