Attendance Policy

It is generally recognized by all that regular classroom attendance is essential 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 a 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, parent/guardian signature

Excused Absences

Personal Illness
Suspension
Quarantine
Health Clinic
Impassable roads
School
-related activities
Court appearances

Any other reason approved by the Commissioner of Education
Serious illness or death in the family
Religious observance
Incarcerated youth program

Unexcused Absences

Vacation
Babysitting
Oversleeping
Missing bus
Cold weather
Needed at home
Shopping
Opting Out of State Mandated Testing
Anything not mentioned in legal absence unless deemed otherwise by the Building Principal
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Tardy Policy to School

All students arriving after 7:30 A.M. are considered tardy. At the time of sign-in to attendance the student will present a written legal excuse. If a student arrives after the start of 1st period they are expected to sign in with the attendance office.

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 guardians responsibility to notify the school in the instance where home tutoring is required.

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.

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.

Illness While at School

If you should become ill or are injured during school, ask your teacher for a pass to the Nurses Office. The school must obtain parental permission in order for a student to be released from school due to illness. Students and parents must still sign out in the Attendance Office to go home and provide a parental note upon return. A student that becomes sick in the restroom must report immediately to the nurses office, any student who stays in the restroom for any extended period of time will be in violation of the schools unexcused absence policy. If you are too ill to report to the Nurses Office, send word to that effect to any of the staff members in the building.

Early Dismissals While at School

If you need to be dismissed from school early, your parent or guardian must provide the school with a written note indicating time, date, and reason for dismissal. Students need to present the note to the Attendance office to obtain an Early Dismissal note, then sign out with attendance office.

NOTE: Students may only be released to those adults who are listed on student contact page, unless authorized by an administrator.

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