Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
Attendance Policies
Consistent attendance supports the academic success of all students. Conversely, repeated patterns of absences interfere with academic success. Smoky Hill High School observes the following procedures to support student achievement. All excuses must fall within the district-determined guidelines (refer to District Policy JH).
  • Please make every attempt to excuse students the same day as their absence.
  • Absences not excused within 48 hours will be considered unexcused.
  • Parents are to report all absences to the Attendance voicemail line at 720-886-5450.
  • When calling, please leave the student's name (spelling last name), reason for absence, grade, and a phone number where parents/guardians can be reached during business hours.
  • All written notes must include this same information plus the signature of a parent or legal guardian.
  • In the event of an emergency when an adult other than the parent or legal guardian temporarily supervises a student, the parent should notify the attendance office in writing, including in the written notice a phone number where the parent can be reached.

Early Dismissal

  • Students to be dismissed from school to attend an appointment must submit a note to the Attendance office prior to the requested dismissal time. The Attendance secretary will provide an early dismissal pass, which is required to leave class early.
  • Students who become ill during the school day must be excused through the Nurse's Clinic.

Attendance Dean

The attendance dean will focus on attendance issues of our 9th and 10th graders.  Every attempt will be made to visit with these students (and their parents) on the day immediately following any unexcused absence.

Computerized Notification of Absences

Our computerized parent notification system will e-mail the parent and call the student's home phone number twice a day to inform parents/guardians of unexcused absences. As this computer system does not provide detailed absence information, the appropriate Dean Team Office can provide you with specific information concerning dates and periods of absences.                                                 

November Calendar of Events
Friday, November 7​IB Induction Ceremony​Auditorium8:30 a.m.
​Saturday, November 8Craft Fair​9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​Tuesday, November 11Veteran's Day
​Wednesday, November 12​Winter Sports Official Day
Thursday, November 13​CMAS Testing​7:10 a.m.
​Friday, November 14​CMAS Testing7:10 a.m.
​Thursday, November 20Drama - The Crucible​Auditorium7:15 p.m.
Friday, November 21
​Drama - The CrucibleAuditorium
7:15 p.m.
​Saturday, November 22Drama - The Crucible​Auditorium7:15 p.m.
​Tuesday, November 25​ImprovCafeteria7:15 p.m.
​Wednesday, November 26
Thanksgiving Break

​Thursday, November 27

​Friday, November 28
​Thanksgiving Break



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