School Attendance Contact Numbers
Eagle Point High School
All of 11th & 9th Grade - Last Name A - F: Kaden Johnson 541-830-6655
All of 10th & 9th Grade - Last Name G - Q: Kyla Stockton 541-830-6670
All of 12th & 9th Grade - Last Name R - Z: Tyson Wolfe 541-830-6656
Eagle Point Middle School
Eagle Rock Elementary & Lake Creek Learning Center
Shady Cove School
Table Rock Elementary
White Mountain Middle School
School Attendance Matters!
Consistent student attendance is a vital element of academic success. Our priority is that all students have maximum opportunities for academic growth and achievement by providing them with the education and skills necessary to be successful in school and in life.
If My Child Will Be Absent…
If your child will be absent from school please notify the school in advance if at all possible. Please reach out to your child's teachers to get school work that your student may miss. If your child is going to be absent for an extended period of time you must notify the office and complete a Pre-Authorization Absence form. If your student is absent, excused or unexcused for 10 consecutive days, they will be withdrawn from school and will have to re-enroll when they return.
How Missing Just 2 Days of School Every Month Directly Affects Your Child
Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10 percent or more of the school year.
Children’s Absence patterns are established as early as kindergarten.
According to the research, poor school attendance results in third graders that can’t read. Sixth graders that fail courses, and ninth graders that drop out of high school.
Excused Absences ORS 339.065
Personal illness or Mental health HB 2191
Illness of an immediate family member when the students presence at home is necessary
Military dependent up to 7 days
Medical or health care appointment
Death of a loved one or family member
Emergency situations that require the students absence
Examples of Unexcused Absences
Truancies or leaving school/classroom at any time without permission
Appointments non medically related
Vacation, family trip, camping, or hunting
Missing the bus/transportation problems/oversleeping
Staying home to babysit
Work or rest because of work
Lack of required immunizations
Any unexcused tardiness which results in a student missing more than 15 minutes of the period will be reported by the teacher to the main office as unexcused absence
Notification Regarding Attendance
We call...In the event your child is absent and we have not been notified by a parent or guardian, a pre-recorded message and a personal safety call will be made to the primary phone numbers listed in ParentVue to confirm your child is safe with you. If your child has missed 2 or more days without notification from the parent or guardian, we may call emergency contacts listed on ParentVue to ensure your child's safety.
We email letters...In addition to our safety calls, you may also receive an email informing you of your child's absences regardless if the absences are excused or unexcused.
We request a conference...At 10 or more days of cumulative absences (excused or unexcused) or a student's attendance falls below the 92% attendance expectation (ORS 339.065), a parent meeting with the attendance team may be requested to make an attendance improvement plan.
Parents We Need Your Help…
Please schedule appointments/vacations before, after school or during school breaks. Only let your child stay home if he/she is truly sick. We are here to support you and your family so that your child/children can be successful learners. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for help with attendance or tardiness.
Compulsory School Attendance Laws
EPSD9 follows the compulsory school attendance laws established by the state of Oregon.
All students age 5 - 18 are required to attend school on a full time regular basis once you enroll in a public school. It is the responsibility of the legal guardian to encourage their student’s attendance. A legal guardian who is not supervising their student by requiring school attendance may be in violation of Oregon Revised Statute 163.577.
10 Day Drop: Oregon State Law requires that we withdraw students who miss ten consecutive days of school.
Consequences for Unverified and/or Unexcused Absences: Students with unverified or unexcused absences or excessive unexcused tardies may incur one or more of the following consequences.
After school detention
May not be eligible to participate in school activities
Attendance conference with student and parent(s)/guardian(s)
Referral to Jackson County Municipal Court
Referral to Oregon Department of Human Services
Change of placement
What Is Truancy: Truancy is when a student leaves the school and/or classroom at any time without permission
Students who are tardy often miss the most critical portion of a school day or classroom lesson. Frequent tardiness has a negative impact on learning and school success. We understand that life happens and sometimes students are late for valid reasons. Student tardiness fall under the same guidelines and restrictions as student absences.
Thank You!Thank you for partnering with us to provide your child/ren with the education and skills necessary to be successful in school and in life. We are excited and grateful to be able to provide an amazing school experience for your student and your family.
Helpful Attendance links
School Board Attendance Policy
ODE Every Day Matters
ParentVUE to track absences
Pre – Authorization Absence Form
Keep Track of Absences Calendar
Education Nation Parent Toolkit