Attendance

 Every day a student is absent at our “Official Attendance Taking Time” (currently 9:25am) means they miss out on the extraordinary instruction that takes place within our walls. Our curriculum is quite rigorous, and every day is important for our students’ academic progress. Thank you for your constant support of our school community.

To report an absence please send an email to attendance@greatheartsarlington.org OR call the attendance line by dialing 817-260-0860 and press 3 to leave a message.

ATTENDANCE FAQ

We recognize that absences will undoubtedly happen. Children with fever, vomiting, or diarrhea should always be kept at home. Please consult our Health Policy for Students and Staff regarding specific guidelines related to Covid-19, along with other illnesses. Here are some simple ways you can help our school keep our Average Daily Attendance high:

  • Schedule all doctor appointments before or after Official Attendance Taking Time of 9:25am so that students can be counted present for the day.
  • Always bring a doctor’s note for medical appointments or absences. They can be brought to the front desk or emailed to us at attendance@greatheartsarlington.org.
  • Keep students at home if they are contagious. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing drugs before returning to school.
  • Stay healthy! Prevent the spread of germs by reminding students to wash their hands frequently and cover their faces when they cough or sneeze.

See our Family Handbooks for details on all our attendance policies.  Excessive tardies in a given quarter will result in lunch detention.

5 Tardies (7:45am) = Lunch Detention 

5 Tardies to class (Upper School) = After-School Detention

Students with more than 3 unexcused absences and more than 5 tardies within a 4 week period will be receive an official attendance warning. Parents of student with more than 7 absences in a quarter, and more than 10 tardies in a quarter will be asked to meet with Headmaster Duininck for an attendance meeting.