Absences, Tardiness and Early Release Of Students:
Good attendance is essential if students are to reach their highest potential. Each day is an important opportunity to learn. Additionally, students are required by state law to attend school until age 16 with few exceptions. Parents are required to ensure their son/daughter maintains good attendance. Parents should also provide current emergency phone numbers. Documentation for absences counted as present and excused absences must be provided.
Absences counted as present:
1. Court appearances documented by the probation officer of the court.
2. Religious observances or instruction.
3. Placement in a hosptial.
4. Placement in a juvenile facility.
5. Doctor or dental appointment not extceeding two (2) hours, documentation provided by a physician or dentist.
6. Shadowing an adult on the job (with prior approval from the school leader).
7. Field trips with the approval of the school leader.
1. Personal illness or accident.
2. Serious illness of a member of the immediate family (those living in the same home as the student).
3. Death in family accompanied with verification (i.e. obituaries, form from funeral home, etc...).
4. Lack of proper immunization (1) one day only.
5. Parents should request homework from teacher/school for any students who is expected to be absent for more than one day.
1. Lack of proper immunization after the first day.
2. Leaving school premises without permission.
3. Absence due to loss of bus privilege or lack of transportation.
4. occuring three (3) days of leaving school at or before 1 pm which will equal one (1) absence.
5. Vaction during instructional time is NEVER permitted (with the exception of prior approval).
6. Out-of-school suspensions (a student who is suspended is absent without excuse but counted for reporting purposes).
The following policy will apply regarding absences:
3 Unexcused Allowances: Parent will receive a letter of warning; the school and parent/guardian will work on a Plan
of Action. Failure to complete and submit a Plan of Action will result in disciplinary action which will be implemented until Plan of Action is completed.
5 Unexcused Absences: Above plus the parent/guardian must meet with school administration and/or letter will be sent from truancy officer.
10 or more Unexcused Absences: Above plus this will result in students being placed in our after school and/or summer school program.
Please note the following regarding absenteeism:
> Missing more than 1 1/2 hours of school will be considered as a 1/2 day absence.
> Any missed assignments, test or exams must be made up and returned on the day designated by the teacher.
> Requests for missed assignments must be submitted in writing by the parent or student to the teacher immediately.
We believe that a very important aspect of training students is to teach them to be prompt. Therefore, it is an essential part of the educational experience for the students to be on time to class everyday during the school year. Tardiness interferes with a student's progress and is also an inconvenience to the teacher as well as the rest of the class. Students who are chronically tardy cause a distruption to the educational experience. Therefore the following policy will be in effect for all students. If a student arrives late for school he/she must report to the attendance office to obtain a "late pass". A student arriving after class starts is considered "late". (3) three times tardy will equal (1) one unexcused absence. (5) tardies: parent will receive a warning letter, parent must submit a Plan of Action. Failure to submit Plan of Action will result in disciplinary action. (10) tardies: Parent must with the school administration and letter will be sent to truancy officer.