HS - Student Attendance Policies & Procedures

  • START TIMES:
    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. 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.