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Attendance-Attend Achieve

The goal of Claudine Brown Elementary School is that every student attends school regularly.
Therefore, parents we are asking that you please make sure your child is at school by 8:00 A.M. daily. If a child signs in after 8:15 A.M. they are considered tardy.
  • We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. 
  • Research shows that children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. 
  • If your child is absent please contact the office at 662-459-8005 or email by 8:30 A.M. It is important to call so that your child will be excused. . 
  • A child is unexcused if you do not send a note or call to verify the absence. If your child is absent due to a doctor's appointment, please provide the excuse from the doctor's office. 
  • If your child has 5 or more unexcused absences, he or she will be reported to truancy. According to the law any parent, guardian, or custodian of the child is subject to a $1,000 fine, up to one year in jail, or both.