• Crest  Attendance Department



    Did You Know…

    School attendance is an important factor for academic success!  The fact is if your child is not in school, they cannot learn at the same rate as their peers and they will fall behind, putting them at greater risk for failure.  

    Research shows that students who attend school everyday are more likely to graduate from high school, be college ready and have a successful life. Students who are chronically absent are at greater risk for dropping out of school, incarceration, substance abuse and homelessness.   


    If your child misses as little as 8 days in a school term, by the end of high school they will have missed almost a complete year (128 of 180) days of school.


    Being tardy for school hurts a child's learning.  A student who is 10 minutes late for school everyday will end up missing 30 hours of instruction during the year. That equals a full week of school! 

    Mrs. Pacheco works closely with school administrators, teachers, counselors, nurses and community partners to ensure students are attending school regularly and following school rules.

    Attendance Clerk: A. Pacheco - 352-394-9600 ext. 5134


     Lake Minneola Attendance Policy
    •  Students are allowed 5 days per nine weeks. 
    •  3 parent notes per nine weeks
    • After 5th unexcused absence per nine weeks loss of privilege (s) (field trips, prom, homecoming, clubs, parking, extra-curricular)
    • Attendance starts over per nine weeks
    •  Unexcused absence= 0  for assignments
    • Attendance Policy will be reviewed at class meetings at the beginning of the year and again at the beginning of each nine weeks.
    •  Zone waivers pulled for attendance violations
     Lake Minneola Tardy Policy
     1st tardy: warning

    2nd tardy: parent contact

    3rd: teacher detention

    4th: Teacher referral (Wednesday School)

    5th: Teacher Referral (CDA)

    6th: Teacher Referral (possible suspension for defiance)