Attendance Matters!

  • Attending school each and every day matters! We expect our Coleman Cougars to arrive on time and be engaged during school. This allows our students to participate in academic activities that will help them prepare for college and career success!

    🕡 Our doors open at 6:30 a.m. -- students are welcome here EARLY! School begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 2:10 p.m.

    📅 Absences ADD UP quickly. It is important to ensure your student is at school each day. 

    💭 Keep in mind, there are several good reasons for keeping your child home from school:

    • Fever, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • Medical appointments (only HALF day is excused with a doctor's note)
    • Family death or serious illness
    • Legal reasons with documentation

    The Coleman Attendance phone number is (316) 973-6604. Please call this number to let our attendance clerk know if and why your student will be absent from school. Communication is key!

    Check out more information below, including a calendar of suggested days for scheduling appointments, details on truancy, reminders for this year, and important phone numbers.

  • Below is our calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. Please try your best to schedule appointments and vacations on the dates marked with an orange box!


  • What makes a student truant?

    3 Consecutive Unexcused Days


    5 Unexcused Days in a Semester


    7 Unexcused Days in a School Year

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  • Reminders for a successful year:

    • Provide a doctor's note for any appointments. Students are allowed no more than 12 illness days without documentation.
    • Plan appointments on non-school days.
    • Guardians: Please call the school office if your student will not be at school.
    • Great attendance NOW helps your child reach their DREAMS in the future!
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  • Important Numbers:

    • Office: (316) 973-6600
    • Attendance: (316) 973-6604
    • Social Worker: (316) 973-6666
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  • "Attending school regularly is essential to students gaining the academic, social and emotional skills they need to thrive. Chronic absence, no matter its cause, has real life consequences for students, families and society as a whole. Research shows starting as early as preschool and kindergarten, chronic absence—missing 10% of the academic year—can leave third graders unable to read proficiently, sixth graders struggling with coursework and high school students off track for graduation." (Attendance Works, 2022)