Attendance Information for Natchaug Elementary School Families

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Chronic Absenteeism         

  • Day 1 of absence: If parent/ guardian have not called students out, secretary will call the home to inquire about absence.

  • Day 3 of excuse/unexcused absence: the secretary will mail a letter that explains chronic absenteeism.

  • Day 5 of excused/unexcused absence: a parent meeting will be arranged by a member of the school’s attendance team.

  • At 8 excused/unexcused absences: the school Social Worker and/or Family Liaison will conduct a home visit depending on the individual’s situation and communication from parent/guardian.

  • At 10 days of excused/unexcused absence: a PPT will be conducted.


The secretary will generate a letter to families at 4, 6 or 10 days of unexcused absences.

After 10 unexcused absences, and a PPT has been held *If appropriate, a DCF referral will be made for Educational Neglect.

*DCF Referrals are made when:

  • Parent does not call child out for absences

  • Parent does not send in notes with reason for absences or Dr. notes

  • Parent does not return calls to the school

  • Parent does not attend scheduled attendance meetings

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