Student Attendance Policies and Procedures
Period 1 begins promptly at 8:12 am.
Period 2 begins promptly at 9:00 am.
REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES
Each time a student is absent, parents/guardians must call the attendance office at 693- 1742. Additionally, the student MUST submit written documentation to the attendance office, signed by their parent or guardian, which explains the reason for the absence, on the day s/he returns to school. If the school is not notified by the parent within 24 hours, the absence will be recorded as a “cut.”
REQUESTING EARLY DISMISSAL
If a student needs to leave school, s/he must provide a written request from her/his parent or guardian stating the reason why permission is requested. Students are NOT to leave campus for any reason (except during lunch periods) without permission.
EXCUSABLE REASONS FOR ABSENCE
- Sickness or death in family
- Religious holidays
- Dental and medical appointments
- Approved school-sponsored trips
- Visits to colleges
OTHER REASONS ARE NOT EXCUSABLE.
To earn course credit, a student must attend each class a minimum of 90% of the time the class meets during the school year. EXCUSED AND UNEXCUSED ABSENCES CONTRIBUTE TO THE ATTENDANCE AVERAGE.