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Attendance and schedule


The parent/guardian of any student has the responsibility to notify the main office of each student’s absence prior to 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. When an illness exceeds the initial time indicated, the parent must notify school officials again.

Parents may call  (219) 663-1507 and press 2 or  email to report an absence.

When reporting an absence, the parent should give the following information:

  1. Name of caller and relationship to student
  2. Student’s name and grade in school
  3. Reason for absence

Parents can also attach a doctor's note to their email if applicable.

Additional attendance/tardy information can be found in our Student Handbook located on our website.

Attendance Definition

 To “attend” school means to be physically present and enrolled in a school or another location where the school’s educational program is being conducted during regular school hours on a day in which the educational programming is being offered.

Any student who is enrolled and accumulates at least ten (10) unexcused absences during a school year is considered habitually truant. Any student who accumulates at least ten (10) absences, excused or unexcused, during a school year is considered chronically absent.

On distance learning days the student is absent if there is no evidence by the start of the next school day of the following: course progress, participation in virtual class meetings, participation on assigned instruction, system activity and login times, and completion of daily work and/or long term projects.

Taft's Daily Schedule

First page of the PDF file: TaftDailySchedule