Attendance Information

  • If your student will be absent from school due to illness or other circumstances, the front office is required to be notified within 24 hours of the absence, preferably the same day.

    To reach our attendance line, please call (520) 568-6111. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a detailed message with the following information:

    • Parent(s) name & contact number (in case we need to reach you)
    • Student's name
    • Teacher
    • Grade
    • Reason for the absence

    You may also email our Attendance Clerk, Erika Brasher, at ebrasher@musd20.org. Please provide the same information as listed above.

    If your student is absent from school for (3) consecutive days or more due to illness, a doctor's note is required to excuse the absence(s). Notes must be received within 24 hours of the student's return to school.

    Please keep in mind, not all reasons for an absence are excused by the state of Arizona (i.e. vacations/travel). Please schedule appointments for after school, on Wednesday early release days, or during school breaks.

    The state of Arizona considers (5) or more unexcused absences as "habitually truant". When a student has missed 10% or 18 days of school, they are considered to have "excessive absences", whether they are excused or unexcused. According to the Arizona Revised Statues, Section 15-802, you or your child could be cited for violation of these education laws. 

    Please assist in ensuring your student is on time and present at school every day.

    Thank you for your assistance in this matter.