Attendance Procedure for RPS K-5 Virtual Learning

  • Attendance will be taken by the week. While work times are flexible, students should demonstrate consistent progress toward completion of work. Students are expected to login to their Google Classroom each day.  Attendance will be tracked through engagement in and completion of assignments. All lessons from the previous week need to be completed by 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night before the next instructional week begins on Monday. To be counted present for the week, students must engage in the daily lessons in Google Classroom.

    Each day’s lessons count towards expected progress to be made by the end of the week. Incomplete daily lessons can result in an absence.

    ADDENDUM 9/11/20: After 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night, a student will be counted absent for each day that no login or work was attempted in the daily Google Classroom.

    ADDENDUM 9/11/20: Please contact your child’s virtual teacher if your child is sick, you will be traveling, or you have a family emergency that precludes your child from completing daily assignments.  This does not necessarily mean a student will be counted absent, but it is helpful communication for your child’s teacher.

    ABSENTEE PROCEDURES:

    • After 2 days of student inactivity, the teacher will notify the parent to communicate the concern and expectation that the student must participate in online learning on a daily basis to make academic progress. If direct contact is not made initially, a return email or phone call from the parent is required within 24 hours.
    • After 4 days, if there is not a response from the parent and/or the student does not actively participate in online learning, the teacher will report to the RPS Virtual Learning Principal who will contact the parent.
    • After 6 days, if there is not a response from the parent and/or the student does not actively participate in online learning, a conference will be held with the parent, teacher, and administrator to discuss academic progress and concerns.
    • After 10 days, if there is not a response from the parent, and/or the student does not actively participate in online learning, the RPS VIrtual Learning Principal will involve the Rogers Public Schools Social Worker.


    **School officials are authorized to contact the prosecuting authority, juvenile authorities, or social service agencies at any time if parents are not making reasonable efforts to encourage regular attendance by students. -- Student attendance policy JE of Rogers Public Schools