Principal's Message

Principal
Jennifer Douglas
jdouglas@apslearns.org
330-773-6926

2017-2018 School Year

      


August 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The school year is beginning, and I want to welcome you as our partner in your child’s education. We value, appreciate, and seek out your involvement and collaboration for the success of your child.

We are asking all parents to help us ensure the regular, on-time attendance of their children at school. We monitor attendance closely because research has shown that regular attendance is vital for the success of children in school.  Ohio law states that absences are excused only if the child is ill or there is an excuse which meets the requirements of the Ohio Revised code Chapter 3321 School Attendance. Even excused absences that cause your child to miss significant amounts of school can cause your child to fall behind in class.

Please be aware of the following, new regulations, described in Ohio House Bill 410.  The definition of “habitual truant” has changed from days to hours. The new definition is absent 30 or more consecutive hours without a legitimate excuse; absent 42 or more hours in one month without a legitimate excuse, or absent 72 or more hours in one year without a legitimate excuse.  

In addition, we now also include “excessive absences”: absent 38 or more hours in one school month with or without a legitimate excuse; absent 65 hours or more hours in one school year with or without a legitimate excuse.

Our goal is to have all children present in school every day and on time. Our district’s policy is that we may require verification of absences due to illness or quarantine if your child has missed school for three consecutive days. Please be aware that going “out of town” when school is in session with your child is an unexcused absence.

I look forward to working with you in a meaningful partnership for your child. We at Voris CLC will work very hard with you to ensure that your child receives the best education possible. Please know, we are depending on you and thank you for entrusting us with your child.  To provide your child with an outstanding education, he/she must maintain excellent attendance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 330-761-2773.

Sincerely,


Jennifer Douglas

Principal

Voris CLC



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