The Prescott Unified School District is committed to the enforcement of state mandatory attendance laws (A.R.S. 15-802). After ten (10) absences, the school will mail the parent/guardian a letter requesting documentation to explain the reason for absences. If the student is absent eighteen (18) days or more, the school may file notification with the Prescott City Attorney and/or Prescott Police Department for prosecution purposes. Consecutive absences of ten or more days, not to include long-term illnesses, death in the family or religious holidays, may result in the student being withdrawn from our records.

Granite Mountain Attendance Procedures

ATTENDANCE LINE (928) 445-0902

Please call the attendance line every day your student is or will be out of school, whether it’s all or part of a day, no matter the reason. This includes half-day mornings, days before vacations, holidays, and missed field trips.

If a student is absent from class, s/he isresponsible for making up missed work, tests, etc. Students will have as many days equal to the number absent, without penalty, to complete missed work assigned during the absence period. Any previously assigned work is expected on the due date or on the day returning from an absence. For questions about this, please contact individual teachers or see their websites. Teachers are allotted twenty-four (24) hours to provide the requested homework.

Late Arrival

Students who arrive late must sign in at the Attendance Office to receive a tardy pass.

Leaving Campus

All students leaving campus must be signed out by a parent in the school office. This is meant for the protection of your child. If someone other than a custodial parent or guardian is to pick the student up, we must have permission, in writing, from that parent or guardian. Identification may be required of anyone signing out a student. Be sure that persons whom you anticipate picking up your child are listed on the emergency card of your son or daughter. If changes are made during the year, please notify the school’s office immediately.

Tardy Policy

Our expectations for class attendance also include punctuality and preparation. Between classes, students are expected to arrive in class on time and with the necessary homework, books, and materials. If a student is more than ten (10) minutes late, the tardy is recorded as an unexcused absence. Students who are habitually tardy (4 or more tardies per quarter) will receive a disciplinary referral to the office.