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Ms. Catalina Abrego
Ms. Catalina Abrego takes care of our school attendance, and more.
If you have any questions regarding attendance you can direct them to Ms. Abrego.
Contact Catalina Abrego at:
Research shows that regular attendance to school is vital to academic success. Any student who is absent 5 or
more days (unexcused) within one calendar month, or 10 or more days (unexcused) in 90 calendar days, shall
be considered truant. Under Florida law a school principal is required to report to the district when a student
accumulates fifteen (15) unexcused absences in 90 calendar days. Attendance impacts a student’s ability to get
a driver’s license. In addition, students may be referred to the Truancy Intervention Program (TIP) for truancy
if a pattern of excessive absence or truancy is established. Any student returning to school after an absence
must bring a note from his or her guardian stating the date and the reason for the absence within 2 school
days, this includes checking in late or checking out early. Absences will only be considered excused if they
are for a reason set forth as excusable in district policy. This includes absences from class that are a result
of checking-out of school. A note from a parent does not guarantee that an absence will be excused. The
school will notify the parent or guardian when a student has been absent for three unexcused days. Absences
may be excused for:
a) Illness of the student - Parents’ notes for the first 3 days of absence due to illness in a nine week period are
acceptable. After the third day of absence due to illness in a nine weeks, a doctor’s
note is required.
ALL NOTES SHALL BE TURNED IN TO THE FRONT OFFICE NO MORE THAN 2
SCHOOL DAYS AFTER ABSENCE.
b) death in the family
c) emergency in the family (must have administrator approval)
d) religious holiday of the specific faith of the student
e) subpoena by any law enforcement agency
f) other justifiable reasons approved by the principal or designee upon prior request of the parent. A
Prearranged Absence Request Form should be filled out and submitted to the school front office at least two
days prior to an absence for such reason.
g) Students must be present for every period of every school day to be considered for Perfect Attendance.