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When students who have been absent return to school, they must present a specifying the exact reason for the absence within five (5) school days.

It is essential to clear any absence from school. After three unverified absences, we are required to mark the student as truant. If your child is late for school, please have them come to the office for a tardy slip, which is their pass to class. If you are late due to an appointment, it will be an excused tardy.

The following methods may be used to clear/verify student absences:

Winter Break:
NVLA offers a 3-week winter vacation break.  Please plan family vacations and trips during these three weeks. Additional vacation time attached to this break will not be approved.

Independent Study:
If your child will be out of school for 5 or more non-vacation days, we request that you communicate with your child’s teacher and establish an independent study contract.  Your teacher will prepare daily work to be done at home or while you are away on a trip, and the absence will be excused.

Regular attendance is extremely important and we ask for your continued cooperation to make sure that your child attends school every day.

to report absences

Please submit a note in ParentSquare (Sign In Here) or call the office at (707) 253-3678

Dismissal & Leaving early

Dismissal From School: 
Students are expected to go directly home after school. PLEASE be on time; late pickups can be very upsetting for children. Students should wait on the benches in front of the office by the flagpole for their pick-up.  Children may not stay and play in the playground after school unless they are enrolled in an after-school program or are accompanied by their parent.

Leaving School Before Dismissal: 
Please notify us No student will be allowed to leave school before dismissal time without a parent or other authorized adult listed on the student’s emergency card, coming to the office to sign the student out.  We ask that you have your picture ID when picking up early.