Attendance Policies

Attendance is one of the most powerful predictors of academic achievement.
Regular school attendance is key to student success. Every day in the classroom provides rich learning experiences and opportunities for students to ask questions, observe and get help from teachers. Nautilus Elementary School is making a special effort to ensure that students fully benefit from their education by reducing absences.
School Policy and State Laws
  • We must send you letters regarding tardiness and absences for five, ten, and fifteen days.
  • We are required to follow Arizona Statue 15-802, 15-803, or 15-901 when a student is considered truant. If the number of excused and unexcused absent days exceeds 10% or 8 days of the number of required attendance days, the LHUSD school resource officer can cite parents for truancy.
  • School Shirts must be worn everyday!
  • Spirit Shirts can be worn on Fridays!
  • School shirts can be ordered anytime at the front office. Cash and Check Only!
  • Order shirts ONLINE at the School Store.
  • Any student who is not in the classroom by the second bell (8:00 am) is tardy.  
  • Every quarter starts over with a clean slate. (0 tardies) 
  • All tardy students must check into the front office for a "tardy pass".
  • If your child has a Doctor/Dental appointment, please send a written excuse from the Doctor with your child to the front office.
What You Can Do
  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine for your student.
  • Prepare for school the night before, finish homework, and get a good night’s sleep.
  • Don’t let your student stay home unless they are truly sick (fever, throwing up, diarrhea). Remember that complaints of a stomachache or headache can signify anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
  • Avoid appointments and extended trips when school is in session.
  • If out sick, return with a Dr. note.