Attendance Procedures

It is generally recognized by all that regular classroom attendance is essential to education. There is a critical relationship between engaged time and student performance.

OBJECTIVES

  • -Learn subject matter at an optimum level.

  • -Develop responsible work and study habits.

  • -Prepare for life of learning and gainful employment.

    EXCUSES

  • -An excuse must be provided in all instances of absence.

  • -Excuses will be accepted up to three (3) school days following the absence and must include date and time, reason, and parent/guardian signature.

EXCUSED ABSENCES

  • -Personal illness

  • -Serious illness or death in the family

  • -School-related activities

  • -Religious observance

  • -Quarantine

  • -Court appearances

  • -Health clinic

    UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

  • -Vacation

  • -Shopping

  • -Babysitting

  • -Oversleeping

    ACTIVITIES AND INTERVENTION

  • -Communications with parents and community agencies

  • -Counseling

  • -Progressive discipline

  • -PINS(CourtSystem)

  • -ncentives as developed in each building

    Tardy to School Procedure

-Approved co-op programs
-Military obligations
-Impassable roads
-Suspension

-Approved college visits
-Incarcerated youth program
-Any other reason approved by the Commissioner of Education

-Cold weather
-Needed at home
-Missing bus
-Anything not mentioned in legal absences unless deemed otherwise by the Building Principal.

  1. All students arriving to school after 7:30 A.M. are considered tardy. Any student not in their first period class by 7:30 A.M. is considered tardy. If the student arrives after 7:30, they must report to the attendance office to obtain a pass. Students who have an unexcused tardy will be given a yellow pass and must report to their respective AP’s office to check in to receive a blue pass and or receive a consequence for unexcused tardies related to the code of conduct. Students who have an excused tardy will be given a blue pass from the attendance office and can report directly to class.

  2. Students who have an unexcused tardy and do not report to attendance or their respective AP’s office will face disciplinary consequence.

  3. Exemptions: It shall be the responsibility of the District to tutor students who are required by a doctor to be absent from school for an extended period of time. It is the parent and/or guardian’s responsibility to notify the school in the instance where home tutoring is required.

  4. Excused Absences: A written excuse signed by parent/guardian or a phone contact is required each time a student is excused during school hours and leaving school grounds.

  5. ABSENCE: (SICKNESS/LATENESS): A written, signed parental/guardian excuse or a phone contact is required each time a student is returning from an absence or when tardy to school with listed reason. Excuses will only be accepted up to three (3) days following the absence. Parents/students are to contact the attendance and guidance counselor offices to obtain information relative to absence and homework/school assignments if a student has an extended absence.

  6. EARLY DISMISSAL/ LATE ARRIVAL (Seniors Only): A student may be granted early dismissal and/or late arrival by the appropriate administrator after necessary Early Dismissal/ Late Arrival Form has appropriate signatures.

    STUDENT CLASS SCHEDULES WILL NOT BE ALTERED FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF GAINING AN EARLY DISMISSAL. WHEN AN EARLY DISMISSAL IS GRANTED, IT IS FOR ONE SEMESTER ONLY AND MUST BE REAPPLIED FOR WITH APPROPRIATE ADMINISTRATOR.

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