The Paw Print
Lincoln Elementary School * December 2015
Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive
Six Flags Read to Succeed
The Red Shoe Project
The complete attendance policy is located on pages 12-17 of the student handbook in our student agenda books and is available on our website. Elementary School is based on the premise that something important happens each day in each class. Research has proven that there is a direct relationship between good attendance and successful academic achievement. The following attendance policy has been developed to promote good school attendance.
Exceeding nine (9) days total per year is considered excessive absenteeism.
· First, second, third and fourth full days of absence — absences are documented
· Fifth full day of absence (same semester) — letter sent to parents/guardians
· Sixth full day of absence — absences are documented
· Seventh full day of absence — absences are documented and phone call made to parents/guardians
· Eighth day of absence — certified letter sent to parents/guardians listing potential consequences
· Ninth day of absence – conference held with parent/guardian and student
When a student misses 10 days of school for illness, no doctor's notes provided, a letter requesting a Certificate of Incapacity and a physician's certificate, which requires a doctor’s note for any further absences, will be mailed to the parent/guardian by certified mail.
Parents are encouraged to arrange vacations when school is not in session.
· Absences of more than five (5) days due to family vacations are considered unexcused and will be applied to the total amount of countable absences for the school year.
Planned absences may not be approved under the following circumstances:
- During the last two weeks of the first and second semesters;
- During ISTEP and/or ECA testing sessions
- When the student has excessive absenteeism, excessive tardiness, or any unexcused absences during the current school year.
Excessive Elementary Tardies and Early Departures:
Elementary students are expected to arrive to school in time to be seated in their classrooms and ready to learn when the 8:45 a.m. bell rings. Likewise, elementary students are expected to remain at school until dismissal. Medical and other appointments should be scheduled for after-school hours.
· More than three tardies or early departures per semester will be considered excessive.
Hanover Community School Corporation Calendars
The calendar with school events may be found here:
Lincoln Elementary School
We incorporate the following Critical Values into day to day activities and conversations with students.
1. Be honest. 2. Be respectful. 3. Be responsible. 4. Be fair. 5. Be compassionate.