Starting with this new school year, the Queen Creek Unified School District has begun using an automated calling system for student attendance notifications at all school sites for kindergarten through 12th grade. If you have a student at the junior high or high school level, you are most likely familiar with these automatic phone calls.
How it works
When a teacher marks a student in their classroom absent, the automated system will call families within approximately one hour. This phone call will notify parents that their child is not present for the day. If you called in advance to excuse your child and the registrar has already entered it in the system you will not receive a call. If you have not called to excuse your child’s absence, the phone call will serve as a reminder to call the school back to inform us of the reason for your student’s absence.
If you do not call the school, they record the absence as unexcused.
This supplemental tool will help the school district communicate with families. However, district officials want parents to know that they still need to hear from them personally in order to record the reason for the student absence. State law requires this information.