Attendance Explained2023-11-27T19:43:15+00:00

Attendance: Explained!

Sometimes attendance rules are confusing. What is an approved vs. unapproved absence? What should a parent do when receiving a letter about too many absences? We’ve got answers below!

Did you receive an attendance letter from your child’s school? We explain this letter here!

Additional resources: Click here to find the CCSD school directory.

Click here to learn more about the definition of truancy in Nevada.

Nevada state law states that students can’t miss more than 10% of scheduled school days in any school year. This letter helps keep families informed about their child’s absences – but you’re not in trouble! This is a chance to partner with your school to ensure your child is on track academically and minimize future absences.

Nevada state law states that students can’t miss more than 10% of the scheduled school days in any school year. Most Nevada school districts have 180 days in a school year, meaning your child cannot miss more than 18 days or they may have to repeat a class or a grade.

Absences can be considered approved or unapproved. Watch this video to learn more!

Nevada state law states that your child is considered absent if they missed more than 30 minutes of a class period. Younger students who remain in one classroom during the day will have attendance taken for the morning and afternoon, while older students who move classrooms during the day will have attendance taken for every class period.

If your child arrived any time after the start of the class but before the 30 minute mark, they are marked as “tardy”. Tardies do not count towards chronic absenteeism and the 10% of scheduled school days, but tardies can still have a negative affect on your student’s academic success!

You will still see that class listed with an absence count on the attendance letter. If your student misses 18 days of that class or more, they may have to retake the class next year.

Tardy or Absent?

Other Resources

Attendance is important to a student’s success in school, but we understand there are many different reasons a student may miss school. These resources answer some common questions around attendance.

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