Parent(s)/guardian(s) may report a student absence to Bird Elementary 24 hours per day by calling our Attendance Line at 318-8000, press 1 to report a student absence. Then, please leave a short message with the following information:
Teacher’s name or grade
Reason for absence
Who is calling
Please DO NOT call or email your child’s teacher, as this message is not often relayed to attendance desk, which may result in you receiving a phone call.
Please call the attendance line before 9 am any morning your child will NOT be in school. If we don’t hear from you, we will contact you at home or work. We want to make sure of your child’s safe arrival.
Your child’s absence will be considered UNEXCUSED if:
we do not receive a call from you by 9 am.
the reason for the absence is in question. In this case, Student Services will discuss the situation with you.
your child has a pattern of absences/tardiness. In this case, you receive a letter from Student Services.
Please try to make arrangements for after-school pick ups with your child prior to the start of the day.
We understand circumstances change and will try to deliver messages by the end of the day. Please call the Attendance Secretary at 318-8020 if that is the case. However, to minimize missed messages or classroom disruptions, it is helpful to know the plan in advance.
Cell phones and personal electronics are allowed on school buses. However, students are asked to please be respectful and responsible when using their phones and other devices. Headphones or earbuds are required when listening to music or videos as to not distract the driver or disrupt other students. Absolutely no flash or bright lights are allowed - this is a major safety issue for the driver. All school and district policies and procedures relating to personal electronic devices also apply while students are on the bus.