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Attendance Information for WCS Families

Your child’s attendance is tracked on a daily basis by Windham Center School and by Central Office staff. There are procedures that we are expected to follow if your child has had absences that are not excused. We know that children get sick and sometimes there are appointments and other transportation issues, however after 9 absences in a school year, absences require a doctor’s note.

First and foremost, all these steps are in place to ensure that your child is safe at school and that they are receiving the education they deserve for a successful future.

Attendance Steps

  1. Office staff will contact parent/guardian if student is absent that day and parent has not notified the school.
  2. A letter will be sent home for children who have been absent 3 times.
  3. Office staff will contact parents during the week for student with multiple absences to offer supports and review attendance policy.
  4. A letter will be placed in the student’s file once a student has had 6 absences.
  5. A Home Visit from the Social Worker and Family Liaison will occur at 8 absences depending on the individual situation and communication from parent/guardian. 
  6. A PPT will be conducted at 10 days of unexcused absences.
  7. A referral to the Department of Children and Families will be made if there are more than 10 unexcused absences or there is a pattern of multiple absences that affects the students’ ability to make progress in the educational setting.

We have incentives for students for coming to school. Many of you have seen certificates and rubber bracelets that we give out to students for perfect attendance. Students who have perfect attendance for the year will earn a scooter. Students who miss only a couple of days may earn a basketball or soccer ball.

Charm Necklaces

Did you notice that your child has a new necklace? All our students received a necklace with a frog charm. Over the course of the year, your child could earn more charms! Charms can be earned for attendance, good work, following our Froggy Four (Respect, Responsibility, Caring and Safety) and acts of kindness. Students who completed their summer workbook already received a megaphone charm on their necklace!