Attendance Policy

By state law the only excused absences are illness, medical and dental appointments, and bereavement. Parents must call the school at 563-2515 ext.1003 to report an absence. If the parent has called each day, it is not necessary to write a note. If no call has been made, the student must bring a note when returning to school. The note should include: student’s name, date of absence(s), reason for absence(s), and parent signature.

 Students who transfer to Adams from schools within the district are required to meet certain conditions in order to remain at the school of choice. These conditions are described on the back of the transfer form and on the intradistrict/interdistrict Transfer Contract, both of which you are required to sign each school year. The conditions transfer students are required to meet are:

  • Attendance – the student has regular attendance with no more than 10 excused absences, 5 tardies, and fewer than 3 unexcused absences.
  • Behavior – the student maintains appropriate behavior and no suspensions.
  • If these conditions are violated, your child’s transfer to Adams WILL NOT be renewed for the following school year.


All students must show one proof of verification of address. No student will be allowed on the school grounds without proof of verification of address.

The school day begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. No students are to be on campus before 7:30 a.m.

A student is considered late to school if not present at 8:30 a.m. When a student arrives late, he/she must report to the office to receive a late slip. It is imperative to pick up a slip, notify the secretary and give it to the teacher, otherwise student is marked absent and a note home will follow.

Parents must sign their child out from the office if the child needs to be dismissed early for any reason.

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

An Independent Study Contract is required for students absent from school for 5 or more consecutive days. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school secretary at least two weeks in advance of the absence so that school assignments may be obtained before leaving. It is the student’s responsibility to return all the assigned work to receive full credit.