Attendance

Attendance

If your student needs to miss school, please call the front office at 303-772-7900 to excuse your student.

Timberline PK8 and St. Vrain Valley Schools recognizes the importance of being present every day. Student attendance – more than a test score or any other data point – is one of the most accurate indicators of whether a student will graduate and find success after high school. Students who have regular attendance in kindergarten and first grade are far more likely to be at or above grade-level in third grade and in later grades, score much higher in essential math and reading assessments. It is critical for students to attend school daily in order to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to be college and career ready.

According to the Colorado Compulsory School Attendance Law (C.R.S. 22-33-101 et seq.), it is the obligation of every parent/guardian to ensure that their child who has attained the age of six years on or before August 1 of each year and is under the age of seventeen years to attend school for at least the following number of hours during each school year:

  • 1,056 hours in middle and high school
  • 968 hours in elementary school 
  • 900 hours if a full-day kindergarten pupil
  • 450 hours if a half-day kindergarten pupil

The Student Attendance and Engagement Department works closely with students, parents and schools to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn. Our team provides case management, support, and resources to help students and families maintain regular attendance and overcome barriers to school success.

For more on Attendance and Engagement, please click the link below.

Attendance and Engagement