Attendance Policy

Parents are required to sign the VPK Attendance Policy at the beginning of the year. The VPK Program funding is based on student attendance. The State of Florida requires parents sign the Child Attendance and Parental Choice Certificate (Short Form) at the end of each month.


Regular attendance is critically important for children to become successful life-long learners. Please make every effort to notify your child’s teacher when your child is going to be absent from school. Every time your child is absent due to an illness, you must provide written documentation. For illnesses resulting in absences longer than five school days, a doctor’s note is required.

Students who have excessive unexcused absences (more than five) may be required to attend an attendance meeting with school personnel. After an attendance meeting, continued excessive absences, either excused or unexcused, may result in your child being dismissed from the program.

Excessive Tardiness

It is also important that your child arrive promptly to school. Students dropped off late more than five times may be dismissed from the program.

Late Pick Up

Since there is no staff available to care for your child after the daily program, it is vital that he/she is picked up on time. Students picked up late more than five times may be dismissed from the program.

Excused Absence Form

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Attendance Agreement

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