• Student Attendance Policies and Procedures

     

    START TIMES:

    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
    • 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.