Attendance & Absences


ASD considers school attendance extremely important, therefore regular attendance is expected of all students. Please call the office at (907) 742- 5750 before 10:00am to report an absence. This will prevent the automated ASD attendance call that goes out to parents/guardians for all unexcused absences.


For more information about ASD's attendance policy, please see the Elementary School Handbook.


Pre-Approved Absences

Parents/guardians must complete a Pre-Approved Absence Request Form at least one week in advance if your child will be absent from school for more than ten consecutive days. 


Early pick up

Parent/guardian authorization is required for any student leaving school at times other than the normal dismissal time (3:30). Persons picking up a student during the school day must report to the office and sign the student out; they may not go directly to the classroom. Only persons who are listed on the enrollment form or on an emergency release form may sign a student out. If parents/guardians desire to have someone else sign their child out, they must send a written note along with the person who is signing the student out, and the adult signing the child out must provide identification to the office staff. Students who are returning during the school day will sign in at the office prior to returning to class.



Tardiness disrupts instruction for the late student and the rest of the class. Students who are not in their classroom ready to learn at 9:00am or when the school day begins are considered tardy.