Attendance Procedures

Parents are requested to notify the school office of all absences by telephone, online or in person. Telephone the school office (322-5946) before 8:45 a.m. on the day of a child’s absence. Attendance messages can be left on Extension #1 when the office is closed, or if the line is busy. The Office opens at 7:30 a.m. When leaving a message, please state the name of the child, the room number, and the reason for the absence. E-mail to ehedge@pausd.org or find the link for absence reporting on the Duveneck school webpage. Please do not send your child back to school until he/she is completely recovered.

If for any reason (other than illness) your child must leave school before the regular dismissal time, he/she should bring a note from you to the classroom teacher specifying the purpose of the absence, the departure time and the time that he/she expects to return. Upon leaving or returning to school for any reason and at any time, the parent must come to the main office and the office staff will call student to office and sign him/her out/in.

Students are considered TARDY if they are not in their classroom at 8:05 a.m. Late students must check in at the main office and get a Tardy Slip to take to their teacher.  Late students miss valuable instruction and unnecessarily interrupt their classes.