Regular attendance is an essential part of a student’s education. Students are expected to be in attendance every school day as required by Colorado state law and district policy.
IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABSENT OR LATE:
- Please report the absence online via instructions below.
- Always notify the office of an absence, not just the classroom teacher.
- For more information on Fireside’s attendance and tardy policies, please review the Daily Attendance & Policies information in Fireside's Student & Family Handbook.
The tone of each day is set during the first few minutes of class and an important portion of the daily lesson is presented during this same precious time. We urge you to stress the importance of regular, prompt attendance and appreciate parent/guardian support in this matter as all students benefit from a timely start.
School begins at 8:00 a.m.
- All students must be lined up outside with their class by 8:00 a.m.
- Students will be marked tardy after that.
- Late arrivals impact every student’s education. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time each day.
- If you know your child will be late to school, please call the office by 8:00 a.m. so s/he is not marked absent.
PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCE FORM
Parents are required to fill out a Pre-Arranged Absence Form for any planned absence longer than three (3) days. The form should be submitted to the office for approval PRIOR to the absence. Use above link to get the form or they are available in the office.
REPORT AN ABSENCE VIA INFINITE CAMPUS
*NEW FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR*
As a reminder, BVSD's illness protocol is as follows:
If your student is experiencing any of the following symptoms they must stay home:
|Major Symptoms||Minor Symptoms|
If a student has a fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, or chills (major symptoms) that last longer than 24 hrs they must remain at home and have a negative PCR COVID test to return to school or they will need to stay home for 10 days.
If a student has any other COVID-like symptoms (minor symptoms) that last longer than 48 hrs they must remain at home and have a negative PCR COVID test to return to school or they will need to stay home for 10 days.
Testing is available through BVSD and COVID Check Colorado throughout the district - see the schedule here.
If your child has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days please contact your school to determine if they need to quarantine at home and/or need a COVID test to return.
If you have questions about returning to school after an illness, please contact our school's health office.
Parents and guardians can log in to their Infinite Campus Parent Portal site to notify School staff of an expected student absence. This will ensure the authenticity of reported absences, while also providing families with improved communication when a student misses class.
See below for a step-by-step guide that can help you through the process.
The BVSD Report Absence Form allows parents and guardians to securely report a student’s absence from school for a single day. Users submitting an absence report will receive a confirmation email at the contact email address listed in Infinite Campus. The form can be toggled between English and Spanish. Confirmation emails will be sent in English or Spanish depending on the preferred language of the user listed in Infinite Campus.
Students are not able to self-report absences from Campus Student.
How to use the BVSD Excused Absence Form
Log in to the Campus Parent website from any internet-connected computer, tablet, or mobile device with your Infinite Campus username and password. Or login to the Parent Portal app.
In left-hand menu, click More (If menu not visible, click Hamburger icon )
In “Quick Links” section, click “Report Absence”
Complete fields and click “Submit”
To report absence for a second child, click the intended individual’s tab. The active student tab is blue.
To Switch Form Between Spanish and English
Once logged into the form, use the select list in the upper right corner of the screen to select desired language.
If you run into troubles using the form, don’t know your Infinite Campus log in information, or need a password reset, please contact your School’s office. They will be able to make sure you get the help you need.