- Tardy & Attendance Procedures
- Remote Setting Attendance Procedures
- Reporting an Absence Online
- COVID-19 Protocols
- Daily Health Screening
Students who arrive late to school must report directly to the attendance office to sign in. Students are expected to be in class to begin work when the bell tone sounds at 7:30 a.m.
Please remember to call us if your child is going to be absent. We need the information the day of the absence. To report an absence, call (248) 726-5310.
This is a 24-hour answering machine. The following information must be left on the answering machine.
- Student's first and last name (spelled out)
- Parent name, if different from student's last name
- Day and date of absence
- Reason for absence
- Phone Number
If your student is arriving late, or needs an early dismissal, you should call the attendance number at (248) 726-5310.
All absence calls are for one day only unless you specify otherwise. We suggest that you call as early as possible. Many telephone calls come in between 7:00 and 7:45 a.m.
We do not accept calls or notes from students. Students who are "excused absent" should see each teacher upon returning to receive missed assignments. It is the student's responsibility make up the work.
You can also put in your students all day or partial absence through ParentVue.
Partial Absences: When students are leaving the building for any reason during the school day, they must properly sign out in the Attendance Office to receive an excused absence.
Attendance Policy and Procedures:
- Excused Absences: Parents/guardians are asked to call the 24-hour attendance number, (248) 726-5310, no later than 12:00 noon the school day following the absence. Any absence not covered under the excused or exempted guidelines will be considered unexcused.
- Partial Absences: When students are not able to be present during their zoom calls, they must have an excused absence for the time they will be missing. Parents, please inform the attendance secretary.
- You can also put in your students absence through ParentVue.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 requires school districts to report school associated cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours after being notified by the local health department. A school associated case includes a case of probable or confirmed COVID-19 among students, teachers, staff members, coaches, volunteers, or any other person who was present on school property or at a school function that may result in the transmission or contraction of COVID-19 during an infectious period. Having cases present in school buildings does not indicate that the person's exposure occurred at school. Click here for more information.
The student daily health screening is required to be completed daily for students on their in-person learning day. Please complete this prior to entering any Rochester Community Schools bus or building.
*If you have not accepted the Oakland County Health Screening Agreement, you will be prompted to view and accept the form. Do not print or fill out the form. We have your information on file and simply clicking 'I accept' completes your submission. This is a one-time acknowledgement.
Student Daily Health Screening Process:
You must answer "No" to all questions in this survey in order to enter any Rochester Community Schools bus or building. If you answer "Yes", please contact your building administrator and your health care provider for an evaluation. Please do not send your student to school without further direction and school clearance.
Q: Do I have to submit a daily health screening every day?A: Yes, you must submit a daily health screening every day your child attends in-person learning.
Q: Do I need to print and hand in the Oakland County Health Department COVID-19 School Health Screening Agreement?A: No. After reading the agreement, simply click the 'I Agree' button and we'll have your acknowledgement on file.
Q: I logged in to ParentVUE, but do not see any health screening questions. Where are they?
A: The daily health screening questions will appear the morning of your child's in-person learning day.
Q: Why can't I see the health screening questions in the ParentVUE app?
A: You may need to click Logout and sign back in the day of the health screening. It's best to logout of the app when not in use. Also, make sure your ParentVUE app is updated to the latest version from the App Store/Google Play Store.
Q: I can't login to ParentVUE - who can help me?
A: At the login screen, click the 'Forgot Password' link and enter your username or email address. If you need further technical assistance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, your child's name, and school.