HS - Student Attendance Policies & Procedures
Period 1 begins promptly at 8:12 am.
Period 2 begins promptly at 9:00 am. (8:54 am on Wednesday)
REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCES
Each time a student is absent, parents/guardians must call the attendance office at 693- 1742 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to update the absence. 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
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.