Absence Reporting

Please report your student absent as it is very important that we keep accurate records. It also allows us to mark your student as excused.

Parents/guardians are asked to call or email Bella Vista before 8:20 each morning their student is absent. To report your student absent, there are three methods in which to do so:

Please make sure to include the following in your email:

  1. Student's name

  2. Reason for student's absence

  3. Your relationship to the student

If your child is absent and you do not call the school, our staff will call you. However, calling the school will save both you and our staff time, as well as give us the assurance that your student is accounted for and safe. 

Please ensure that the school has accurate and up-to-date telephone numbers. You can easily update your contact information in ParentVUE.

Leaving school early

  • Parents/guardians are required to sign a student out if they leave prior to the end of the school day. The office would appreciate being notified no later than 1:45 p.m. if a parent is planning on picking their student up early that day.  

  • Please note that students will not be dismissed from class during the last 15 minutes of the day. We appreciate your assistance in planning accordingly.

  • Please make sure your contact information is kept current. Students will not be released to anyone who is not listed as an emergency contact.

More information

Additional information about attendance and truancy can be found in the Elementary Student Handbook.