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Attendance Office

Attendance Office

Attendance Matters

If you feel you need assistance, support, or information regarding attendance policy or records please feel free to contact us at any time.

Please come visit with any questions or concerns:

Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm

Security Room

831-0400 ext. 57815


Thank you,

Miriam Cota- Attendance Clerk

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Attendance Clerk


Being part of the JAMS community and understanding the needs and difficulties will help better serve you and your student. Attendance is an important part of success. It is important to have students attend class each day and keep them engaged in school. If for any reason you find yourself having a difficult time having your student attend school or have any other concerns please contact us.

Please join us and become part of our Panther family. For questions, concerns, or information please always feel free to contact me via phone, email, or walk in.

Hope to see you soon,

Miriam Cota - Attendance Clerk

(505)831-0400 ext. 57815



Attendance Policy at JAMS

IMPORTANT: For an absence to be excused at JAMS, parent/guardian must send in a written excuse or doctors note within 48hrs of the absence.


Excused Absences

Absences may be excused for the following reasons with proper notification:

  • Illness (including chronic illness documented on a health plan, IEP or 504 plan)
  • Limited family emergencies
  • Family deaths
  • Medical, health or legal appointments
  • Suspensions
  • Religious commitments
  • College visits
  • Deployment of a military parent
  • Limited extenuating circumstances as approved in advance by the school principal

Unexcused Absences

All absences for reasons not included under excused absences shall be considered unexcused.  Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-school sponsored activities or trips
  • Family vacations outside of the normally scheduled school breaks