• Mary M. Bethune Attendance Policy:

    Students are required to attend school by law.  Regular attendance is vital for student success.  Parents are requested to call school (231-0100) in the morning if their child will be absent.  Upon return of the child to school, a note must be sent explaining the reason for absence.  STATE LAW REQUIRES A NOTE.  The note must have the student’s name, date, reason for absence and the signature of the parent or guardian.  Absences may be excused for:

    • Illness    
    • Doctor Appointments
    • Religious Holiday
    • Death in the Family
    • Unusual Circumstances (must be explained in writing and approved by the Principal or Assistant Principal)

     Don't Be Tardy!


    • Monthly rewards to Scholars who have perfect attendance
    • Quarter, Semester and End of the Year rewards to Scholars with perfect attendance
    • Bi-Weekly “No Tardy Party” rewards to Scholars who have not been tardy or have left school early in a 2 week time frame