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The student’s class time at LRMS is
from 7:20 AM – 1:45 PM
for official attendance tracking
required for reports to the Maine DOE.
Students must arrive between 7:00 am and 7:15 am
to allow time to get organized and be on time for attendance.
Students who are absent during the school day,
can not participate in (or be a spectator for) any after school activity, event or celebration; including marching in the 8th grade celebration ceremony.
Regular attendance is required by law. The only legal exceptions to this are:
Please remember that student absences
or alternative after school plans
require a signed note
with detailed explanation from their parent or guardian.
In the event a child is absent, State law requires parents must provide information regarding details about why their student is absent. If the parent fails to provide that information in a timely manner, the absence will be marked unexcused.
Repeat absences or tardies are automatically reported. Our Infinite Campus system tracks these so that parents receive letters requiring a meeting with school staff to see how we can help improve attendance before any mandatory DHS or child neglect reports must be filed for truancy issues.
These strict requirements come from the State's recognition of research that shows consistent attendance in school as critical to successful student growth as a learner and increases the likelihood of consistent employment as an adult.
For more information about both Parent and School responsibilities on this issue, see this DOE link on Rules & Regulations on Absences.