How to Report Your Child Absent or Tardy

Please contact us in one of three ways below:

1. Call the Attendance Line at 303-982-5150 (Option #1) and leave a message

2. Send an email using the "Attendance" Quick Link or email our Enrollment Secretary, Wendy Thurman, at [email protected] (please do not depend on an email to the teacher, as they often do not have a chance to check their email until later in the day)

3.  Call the front office at 303-982-5188

The Marshdale bell rings at 8:55am and school ends at 3:35pm. 

The front office is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm if you prefer to speak with a staff member.

Marshdale adheres to the Colorado Board of Education and Jefferson County School District attendance policies.

This includes:

* All tardies and absences will be marked on the student's record. For a tardy or absence to be considered "excused," it must fall under one of the categories explained in the Code of Conduct.

* A parent or named representative must sign a child in or out in the office whenever a student arrives after the tardy bell or leaves before the dismissal bell.

* If a child will be absent for 5 school days in a row, please see the office for an "Extended Absence" form.

* If your child is not in attendance at school and no call, email, or message received, the Enrollment Secretary will begin at 9:30am contacting a parent and/or emergency contact using phone numbers in the Jeffco database. This practice is to verify the child's safety. We understand appointments need to be kept, etc., but we also need to make sure no child is left alone at a bus stop or otherwise in need of help. To avoid getting calls, please contact the office if your child will be absent or late.