Updated attendance guidelines for the remainder
of the 2020-2021 school year
Now that we are back in school full-time as of May 6 (with some students still choosing to learn remotely), it’s important to be reminded of the updated attendance guidelines through the remainder of the school year. Please take note of the following:
• As of May 6, students must follow the Full Remote or Full All-In model. There is no hybrid option for attending school through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.
• The Connecticut State Department of Education states that a student must be in school for at least 50% of the day to be marked present. The following conditions apply:
||Full Remote Learners: Students need to be virtually present at least 50% of the day to be marked present for that day of school.
||Full All-In Learners: Students need to be physically present in the building at least 50% of the day to be marked present. Please note that if a student is quarantining and/or sick, they may log in remotely so they don't miss work. However, it will be marked as an excused absence.
• Should a circumstance arise that your child does not attend school on a particular day unrelated to illness, they will be marked absent (in accordance with State reporting). However, it is good practice to connect remotely to stay on top of their studies.
We understand that this may cause inconvenience for some, especially those who are full all-in yet still wish to engage remotely when sick or in quarantine. However, we must follow all protocols in accordance with the updated guidelines. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s school.