Purpose of this Program
Community Heroes is a program at Excell Academy that supports children whose school districts have implemented remote, hybrid, or distance learning strategies during the peacetime emergency. Servicing school-age children ages five to twelve during the hours of a school day. We provide services for essential workers and our enrolled families experiencing hardships in the communities surrounding us.
Community Heroes Attendance Policy
To be successful in offering this program, communication between our staff and parents must be consistent. Parents will be required to contact their child’s provider if they are going to be absent. At Excell Academy, we want to be of service to all experiencing these current times’ struggles. In doing so, students must be present at their scheduled times. Distance learning begins at 9:00 am; let’s allow our students to be successful by arriving at the drop-off time of 8:30 am.
Calling in when absent: How will this Help?
- This will allow CH to monitor the COVID case in our environment and make decisions to keep our students, families, and you safe.
- This will also allow us to place children with urgent needs in available spaces and get them the help they need.
- This will allow us to navigate our contact tracing better.
|WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE EXCUSED ABSENCES?||WHAT ARE CONSIDERED UNEXCUSED ABSENCES?|
|Sickness of the child|
Serious illness or death in the family
Impassable roads or weather making travel unsafe
Observance of religious holidays (when school is notified in advance)
Recognized cultural observance (when school is notified in advance)
Transportation problems caused by failure or maloperation of Excell Academy’s transportation system
Appointments with healthcare providers or other professionals when unable to schedule outside school hours and when school is notified in advance.
Staying home to baby-sit
No reason stated on voice message
Missed the bus
No call OR parent notification
Program Dismissal due to Unexcused Absences
If a student is absent for more than two days without notification (call, text, email) to the child’s provider or the front desk. The student will be dropped. It is our obligation to help as many families as possible, and the waiting list is extensive.
Please, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-533-0500
Or call the number provided on your child’s newsletter.