Attendance Policy
Unless your child is truly sick, he or she needs to be at school. Perfect attendance is valued and rewarded at Auburndale. Please help us emphasize the importance of "reporting to work" each day. In the event of illness, the following procedure is to be followed:
  • 1
    If a student is going to be absent from school, for any reason, the parent or guardian (not the child) is to call the school office before 9:30 a.m. (502) 485-8204
  • 2
    Requests for homework pick-up (after school) must be made by 9:30 a.m. when the absence is called in, so the teacher will have time to prepare the necessary material for pickup. Work may be picked up during afternoon dismissal
  • 3
    Upon return to school, a signed note of explanation is to be given to the homeroom teacher. Teachers will assist the student in obtaining missed work. It is the student's responsibility to complete assigned work.
    Students with excused absences have appropriate time to make up work as outlined in the Jefferson County Uniform Code of Student Conduct.
  • Other Important Policies
    Releasing Students During School Hours:

    If a student is to be excused early, the parent must notify the teacher in writing. This will allow the teacher to remind the student to prepare for early dismissal. An authorized adult must sign out a student departing prior to regular dismissal. The sign-out log is located at the attendance clerk's desk.

    For safety reasons, only adults who have been previously designated as authorized may pick-up students prior to dismissal

    Students will not be sent off the school grounds without parental permission.

    Students will not be released to speak with anyone other than a parent during school hours (with the exception of Child Protective Services, or the police).

    It is the responsibility of the parent to keep the school informed of special family arrangements in regard to custody of the child. Parents should not assume that school officials are aware of court orders regarding custody.

Closing of School.


If classes are cancelled for the entire day, an announcement will be made by the news media

School is Open But Operating on the Snow and Ice Schedule.


Alternate bus stops will be utilized. This announcement will be made over local media. The information related to alternate bus routes will be sent home prior to the bad weather season.

Bad Weather Occurs During the Course of the School Day.

It may be necessary for the superintendent to call for an early dismissal of school. If so, this announcement will be made through the news media. Parents need to have alternate care arrangements in place for emergency situations like this.

What should a parent do if the bus is significantly late, or a child is not on the bus?
485-8204 Before 4:30 p.m.
485-3145 After 4:30 p.m.
485-6008 After 4:30 p.m.
485-3145 After 4:30 p.m.
485-3507 After 4:30 p.m.