Attendance Policy

 Regular school attendance is imperative to student success. Chittum Elementary must record student attendance every day that school is in session. In the event of an absence, please make sure that you communicate this with your child’s teacher.  Absences can be excused for a documented illness or a death in the immediate family.  Student absences can be logged in ParentVue.  Please refer to this video for more information on how to do that. 



 If you have a child who is exhibiting sick symptoms, they should remain home until fever free for 24 hours and signs of symptom improvement are visible. Please contact our school nurse for more guidance. 



 We can only accept documentation to excuse absences within 4 days of the student’s return to school, unless the documentation is from a medical professional.


Please see the detailed outline of absentee procedures below-

  • After 5 unexcused absences, you will be contacted by a school staff to create an attendance plan.  A letter and the attendance plan will be sent home.
  • After 7 unexcused absences you will be contacted by an administrator.
  • After 10 unexcused absences, a  letter is sent home and you will be contacted again by an administrator.  A referral may be sent to the Office of Student Services to discuss whether truancy procedures may be necessary.