School Attendance


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The Colorado School Attendance Law requires regular school attendance for children under the age of seventeen years. C.R.S. § 22-33-101 et seq. This law places the responsibility of regular attendance on both the student and the parent.

An elementary student must attend 968 hours of instruction in grades 1st-6th and 900 hours if in Kindergarten.  

Tardies count against total minutes of instruction missed.

A Habitually Truant student is one who is at least the age of six on or before August 1 of the year in question and under the age of seventeen years having four total days of Unexcused Absences from public school in any one calendar Month or ten total days of Unexcused Absences from public school during the Reported School Year.

Excused absences include:

  • Illness
  • Doctor's appointment
  • Pre-arranged absences WITH approval of administration
  • Bereavement
Unexcused absences include:
  • Family Vacations
  • Personal Days
  • Unverified Absences (no call in)
A doctor's note is required for any child out three consecutive days or after a child has reached ten total sick days throughout the year.  Absences will remain unexcused until doctor's note is received.


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