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Consistent school attendance is one of the most important keys to a quality education. Bradford depends on its families to help achieve this consistency. For students to form lifelong habits and establish consistent routines, parents and guardians must make sure their children are at school on time every day. 

Attendance Line

The attendance line is a 24-hour answering system: 303-982-3450 


Students should arrive at school no earlier than 8:35 a.m. They will not be allowed to enter the building before 8:45 a.m. unless they have special duties or classes approved by the teacher. 


Parents or guardians should call the attendance line by 9 a.m. on the day of their student’s absence or tardy. They must call every day their student is absent and provide the following information: 

  • Name of parent or guardian
  • Relationship to the student 
  • Student’s name
  • Student’s grade level and teacher 
  • Reason for the absence
  • Date(s) the student will be absent or arrive late

Excused Absences

Reasons that are considered excused absences for students include:

  • Temporarily illness or injury
  • Pre-arranged absences approved by the school administration for appointments or circumstances of a serious nature that cannot be scheduled outside of school hours
  • Read the guidelines listed below for when to keep a student home.
  • Funerals, illness, injury, legal obligations, medical procedures, religious observations and extenuating circumstances determined by the principal
  • An extended period due to physical, mental or emotional disability
  • Attending any school-sponsored activity or receiving Jeffco educational services
  • Students are not considered absent for attendance reporting purposes.
  • Visiting a parent or guardian who is an active duty member of the uniformed services and has been called to duty, is on leave or immediately returned from deployment to a combat zone or combat support post

Absences for reasons other than those listed above require prior arrangement with the school office and permission from the principal or assistant principal to be excused. This includes family vacations or other family business matters. Under Colorado state law, a student is considered habitually truant if they have ten unexcused absences in one year.

Make-Up Work

The teacher will provide make-up work for excused and unexcused absences. Students who complete make-up work in the required period (two days for every day absent) will receive the full points earned.

Pre-Arranged Absence

Parents or guardians must complete a Pre-Arranged Absence Form when their student must be absent for three or more school days. The form can be picked up from the school office or downloaded and printed. It will need to be submitted three days before the student’s scheduled absence. 


Students are expected to arrive at school by 8:45 a.m. and are considered tardy if they are not in class by 8:50 a.m.

Tardy students must check in at the school office to receive a pass before attending class. Tardies are excused only for illness or emergencies. Eight unexcused tardies constitute an unexcused absence and will be documented.


It is the obligation of every parent to ensure that every child under such parent’s care and supervision receives adequate education and training. Therefore, every parent or guardian of a child who has attained the age of six years and is under the age of seventeen years shall ensure that such child attends the public school in which such child is enrolled.

Unexcused absences

  • Three unexcused absences or multiple excused absences: The principal will send a letter to the parents or guardians requesting to meet and identify the cause or help develop better strategies for attendance. 
  • Eight unexcused absences: A second, compulsory letter is sent.
  • Ten unexcused or questionable absences: The school will request a Medical Letter.
  • Additional unexcused absences without appropriate medical documentation may result in an Initial Court Hearing requested by the Student Outreach Office.

Unexcused tardies

Students are late for school if they arrive after 8:50 a.m. Students who repeatedly arrive late will be referred to the principal or assistant principal for remedial action.

Attendance in Jeffco

The importance of regular, daily school attendance as a basis for academic achievement cannot be overemphasized. Attendance is a shared responsibility of the student, the families and the school.

It is the family’s responsibility to ensure their student attends school and to notify the school when their student is absent for a legitimate reason, such as an illness or family emergency. Each family should also ensure their student’s school has their correct contact information so that the school is able to communicate about any attendance issues that may arise.