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Parents and guardians are required to notify Taylor in writing, in person or via phone call each day their child is absent. Parents will have five (5) days to notify our attendance secretary.


Parents are requested not to send their children to school before 8:00 a.m.  This request is made for safety reasons as there is no supervision on the school grounds until this time.  Students are permitted in front of the science building and basketball area only and may not enter the halls/classrooms until 8:10 a.m.  Students may enter the cafeteria at 8:00 am to eat breakfast but are not allowed in the rest of school until 8:10. School is dismissed at 3:05 p.m.  Students should leave campus as soon as school is dismissed unless they are participating in an activity.


New Mexico law dictates that students between the ages of six (6) and eighteen (18) years of age are mandated to attend public school, private school, home school, or a State institution. Daily attendance is mandatory for students to benefit to the fullest from the instructional program.  The District recognizes, however, that there are situations that dictate a student’s absence.  Therefore, in accordance with District guidelines, absences may be excused for the following reasons: Illness or medical appointments; family emergency; and religious commitment. An unexcused absence is any absence that does not adhere to the prescribed District guidelines (listed above), is not school-related, or is not reported within five (5) school days. Excessive excused or unexcused absences (defined as 4.5 per semester) or more absences per semester may result in a recommendation for retention and/or disciplinary action.  Students who have excessive absences will be referred to Children’s Court.


Parent permission is required if a student leaves school during the day; students must first report to the attendance office.  Parents must pick up their child(ren) in the administration office.


Students arriving late to school must report to the office.  Students detained in the office or by a teacher during school hours need a pass before going to the next class.  Repeated tardiness will result in consequences.

graduation rates are affected by poor attendance