Julie Burns | Attendance
Phone | 303-387-3002


There are no recognized senior ditch days at RCHS. Absences that cannot be verified and that are not approved by the Principal will be unexcused. Please note that students are still responsible for work missed with an unexcused absence; however, the student does not receive credit for the work.

24-HOUR ATTENDANCE LINE | 303-387-3002

Please give 2 hours notice for an early release out of a class period. Although we strive to do our best to release your student, not providing enough notice for an early release could result in a delay in releasing your student. Alternatively, students may bring in a note to the attendance window from their parents excusing them from class and a pass will be written at that time.

Line 1 – EARLY RELEASE (getting out of class early for an appointment, etc.)
Line 2 – TARDY LINE (arriving late to class)
Line 3 – ALL OTHER (out all day with illness, travel, etc.)

All students must sign in/out at the attendance window if they are arriving late or leaving early. This will save teachers and students time if a teacher does not change the absence to a tardy.

NOTE: Line 1 messages are listened to frequently, approximately every 30 minutes and early release passes are written up and sent to classes. If your student is to leave during a passing period, lunch period or access period, NO PASS will be written, however, students must still sign out at the attendance window. Line 2 and Line 3 are cleared as time allows and the information will be entered into Infinite Campus by the end of the school day each day. No early release passes will be written after 2:30pm.



Consistent attendance is vital to student academic performance. Missing class places stress on students who find themselves having to make up work while keeping up with current assignments. Please prioritize their attendance and be considerate of the entire class who is impacted every time the class is disrupted by a student arriving or leaving. We desire that all students receive the best education possible each and every day of the school year.


If a student does not feel well in class, they must inform the teacher and be excused to come up to the health room in the main office. Parents will be notified by the health room of their student’s illness and can pick up their student at that time.

The front office will not send passes to retrieve sick students out of class.


Douglas County School District defines tardiness as a failure to appear on time and is considered a form of absence. For reporting purposes, a student who is present 50% or more of any attendance period during a scheduled school day shall be considered present for the entire recorded and reported period. Tardies shall not be included in the calculation of Habitually Truant students for Department reporting purposes. .


If a student is going to be absent from school for more than two days for any reason other than an emergency or a medical reason, the student needs to come to the main office and pick up an Advanced Absence form. The Advanced Absence Form must be signed by all of the student’s teachers along with the student’s Assistant Principal (assigned by alphabet) before the absences begin.


·Parents may not excuse their student from class because they are not prepared, need to work on another class, or do volunteer work for graduation. Students who are excused must leave the school and/or be off of school grounds.

·All attendance markings that are incorrect (ie – a student was marked absent but was only tardy) are to be worked out with the teacher. The teacher will then notify the attendance secretary to make the necessary corrections.

For any attendance questions, you may call Julie Burns, Attendance Secretary at 303-387-3002 or email her at jburns@dcsdk12.org and she will return your call or email as soon as possible.