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5th - 6th Grade Attendance & Absence

A parent call to the school is required for each student absence.  Parents must call the school office by 9:00 a.m. each day the student is absent or arrives late to school.  Should a parent neglect to call the day of absence, a note or call from the parent must be registered the first day following the absence. 
Tardy To School

Tardiness is disruptive to the educational process and is considered to be a serious matter.  Whenever a student arrives at school after the 8:00 AM bell has rung, he/she/they should report directly to the front office.  Students are to sign in on the late arrival form located in the main office.  A student who arrives to school late three (3) or more times will receive disciplinary consequences.  Some examples of unexcused tardiness include: car trouble, missing the bus, personal illness, cramps, headaches, not feeling well, oversleeping, school closing assumptions, personal business, power outage and transportation related issues, etc. Medical issues that result in a child being habitually tardy for school would require medical documentation from the attending physician to be marked as excused.


1.   A Parent must call the school by 9:00AM each day the student is absent or if the student will be arriving to school late.  There is a 24-hour voice mailbox available.
2.   A maximum of eight (8) absences per semester and a maximum of sixteen (16) absences per year will be excused. Further absences will be unexcused unless verified by a doctor’s note.
3.   A student must be present a minimum of 3 full class periods in order to be credited for a half day of attendance.  A half day of attendance is required for participation, or attendance at, extracurricular activities.
Homework is an out-of-school assignment that contributes to the process of educating the student.  It should be an extension of class work and should be related to the objectives of the curriculum presently studied.  Homework may include additional practice exercises, reading of material on a specified subject, in-depth extension of classroom activities, or independent project work related to the subject. 
Homework requirements will differ from grade to grade reflecting the student’s age and the subjects involved.  The Board of School Trustees directs the Superintendent or designee to establish homework procedures. 
If a student is absent, they should check Canvas. 
If a parent moves, changes telephone numbers, or experiences a change in employment, these changes must be reported to the school office. 
Student’s Legal Statement: If you are moving to another school during the year, please notify the office and your classroom teacher. To withdraw from school, a parent must notify the school office so that records to be sent to the school where the student is transferring can be completed. All school materials and books must be returned. All fees must be paid before records will be forwarded. Parents or guardians must sign a release form before records can be sent to another school corporation. 
Students’ Legal Settlement:  A student may be expelled from school if the student’s legal settlement is not in the attendance area of the school corporation where the student is enrolled. 

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

  • Central Office
  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • (317) 594-4100  (800) 905-6665

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Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.