Schlather School Information
Schlather Mission Statement
Elaine S. Schlather Intermediate provides students with a safe environment and a challenging education that inspires their individual potential to become productive citizens.
We believe that education is essential to the vitality of the community.
We believe that students, parents, and the community share the responsibility for education.
We believe that direct parental involvement is an integral part of each student's success.
We believe that each person is unique, important, and learns differently.
We believe that education prepares students for and ever-changing world.
We believe students learn best when they are actively engaged in meaningful and challenging work, integrating technology where appropriate.
We believe that learning is a lifelong process.
STUDENT ABSENCE POLICIES
Parents/Guardians are requested to call the Attendance Clerk at 210-619-4305 before 9:00 a.m. on the days the student will be absent. She will also except and email from the parent as notification that your student will be absent. You can email her at email@example.com
Documenting a Student’s Absence
Parents are required to send written documentation concerning the student’s absence on the day the student returns to school. Please include the student’s full name, date(s) of absence reason for absence, parent/guardian signature and telephone number to call in case of questions. This should be brought to her office, located at the front of the school within three (3) days of the absence otherwise the absence will be considered unexcused. When a student has accumulated five absences in a semester, the student’s parent/guardian will be notified.
The District accepts the following as extenuating circumstances for the purpose of granting credit for a class.:
1. An excused absence based on personal illness
2. Illness or death in the family
3. Documented health-care appointments, including absences for recognized services for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
4. Activities related to obtaining to United States citizenship
5. Religious holy days
6. Required court appearances
Absences are excused only to the extent that make-up work will be allowed through arrangements with the teachers. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher for missed assignments at the earliest possible date. All work missed by the student will be make up within a reasonable time, to be determined by the teacher. Students will be given a minimum number of days equal to the number of days absent to make up work.
When a student is absent from school, with or without the knowledge and consent of his/her parents for any reason other than those listed above, it is an unexcused absence. In these cases, the school administration will determine if the student is allowed to make up any schoolwork missed. Absences and tardies such as the following are considered unexcused but not limited to
1. Trips with parents
3. Car trouble
4. Missed bus
5. Over sleeping
6. Head Lice after 24 hour treatment.