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Consistent attendance is essential for success in school. The No Child Left Behind legislation requires that all schools have at least a 90 percent student attendance rate. Kansas law KSA 72-1113 requires schools to report truancy when a student misses a significant part of three consecutive school days, or five days in a semester, or seven days in a year. NHS students who arrive late to class are counted as tardy for a designated amount of minutes and are then unexcused absent following that time limit. Parents should call the NHS Attendance Secretary at 284-6280, x1118, to inform the school of their student's absence.