A Message From Your School Social Worker:As we enter into the final weeks of school before the winter break, it is important to stay focused on getting your children to school every day. As parents, you can let your child know how much you value their education by emphasizing regular attendance and on time arrival. Teaching and learning is occurring until the last day. At this point, we have had 105 students (out of the 842 enrolled) with five or more unexcused absences. That is 12% of our population. We have had 15 students with 10 or more unexcused absences (2% of our population). If your child is absent, please provide a written excuse (or note from the doctor/dentist) when your child returns to school. Otherwise, the absence is considered "unexcused." While we recognize that families at times have emergencies and absences are unavoidable, please do not schedule vacations or family trips during school days. The attendance policy for Pinellas County Schools is in the Code of Student Conduct. If you have any attendance questions, feel free to contact Socorro Thomas, School Social Worker at 727-521-5350, ext. 2010.