Here is some helpful information from our Attendance Office. These policies are more fully documented in the Student Handbook.
IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ARRANGE MAKE-UP WORK WITH EACH TEACHER!
NOTE: STUDENTS SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE UP ANY MISSED ASSIGNMENTS SO THEY CAN KEEP CURRENT WITH ACADEMIC ISSUES TAKING PLACE IN THE CLASSROOM
School Wide Late Policy - Students must be inside the classroom door before the bell rings.
Late Arrival to first period - When a student arrives after the late bell has rung, he/she should go directly to the Attendance Office.
Late Arrivals to periods 2 through 7 - Students arriving more than five (5) minutes late to class will be assessed an unexcused absence unless the student presents an excused pass.
How do I arrange an early dismissal for my child?
Please make early dismissal calls by 9:00 A.M. to enable the staff to facilitate your request.
How do I pre-arrange an absence?
Call the school in advance of the absence. Under normal circumstances the call must be at least two days in advance, but one week’s notice is preferred. An excused pre-arranged absence may be obtained only if the student leaving town is being accompanied by his/her own parents or guardian. Forms may be obtained one week in advance, from the Attendance Office or online. Parents must return the completed school form to the Attendance Office at least two days in advance of the absence. No excused pre-arranged absences are granted:
My child has a doctor’s appointment. What do I need to do?
Follow the same procedure for a pre-arranged absence or early dismissal. Medical documentation is strongly encouraged any time a student misses school due to a doctor’s appointment. If the attendance office does not receive a call, note, or FAX within two days of the student’s return, the absence will be considered unexcused.
What are the consequences of unexcused absences?
Students will be ineligible to exempt final exams if they have any unexcused absences. A total of five (5) unexcused absences from a class may cause a student to be removed from the class and lose credit. Parents will be notified before a student reaches the point of being removed from class. Please refer to your teacher’s classroom policy for additional consequences.
When do I need to provide medical documentation?
Medical documentation is strongly encouraged any time a student misses school due to a doctor’s appointment. It is required any time a student misses three consecutive days or eight cumulative days.
If you have any questions please refer to the Student Handbook or call the Attendance Office at 317-594-4195.