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Attendance Policy
Students are to be counted in attendance only if they are actually present or engaged in a school-approved educational activity that constitutes a part of the instructional program for students.

Excused Absence: Students may be legitimately absent from school for the following reasons.
  • Student illness
  • Medical appointment
  • Death in the family
  • Observance of a religious holiday acknowledged by a majority of the faith
  • Events or activities that are approved and sponsored by the school
  • Other individual absences beyond the control of the parent or student as determined and approved by school administration
  • Students with special circumstances should have their parent contact school administration. In some instances, this may enable the student to receive a permissible excuse to do the work assigned in advance.
  • All suspensions are considered excused absences.
Unexcused Absence
  • Any absence that does not fall into one of the excused absence categories will be considered unexcused.
  • Any student who accumulates five or more unexcused class absences in a designated semester course or ten or more unexcused absences in an annual course will be subject to the withholding of final passing grade(s).
  • Students and/or parents may request administrative screening and/or review of all absences by the Attendance Review Committee for the issuance of grades.
  • Students will receive an "F" for work done, due, and assigned during an unexcused absence
Admit Process
  • Students returning to school after an absence must go to the Attendance Office between 7:00 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. with a note from their parent/guardian that contains the student's name, reason and date(s) of absence(s), parent's phone number and signature.
  • Students will receive an Admit to Class Form that must be presented to each of their teachers at the beginning of the class period.
  • Students who do not present a note to the Attendance Office when they return to school have two (2) additional days to submit the requested information before the absence(s) is/are rendered unexcused.
  • Notes that are submitted after the three day acceptance window will not be honored unless approved by an administrator.
  • Students have the responsibility to request from their teachers any work missed during an excused absence. The work must be submitted according to their teacher's directions.
  • Parents should retain Admit to Class forms after they have been present to and signed by their child's teachers.
Planned Part-time Absences
  • The parent or guardian must physically report to the Attendance Office to remove the student from school.
  • Students will be released from school to the parent or guardian or individuals listed on the Emergency Contact Card.
  • The Permit to Leave School must be signed by a parent or guardian and presented the following school day to each teacher whose class was missed as a result of the absences.
  • Emergency Part-time Absences
  • Students who become ill during the school day must obtain a hall pass from their teacher to go to the Attendance Office.
  • Students who are ill are not released from school until contact has been made with the parent or guardian listed on the Emergency Contact Card.
  • The parent or guardian must physically report to the attendance office to remove the student from school.
  • The Permit to Leave School must be signed by a parent or guardian and presented the following school day to each teacher whose class was missed as a result of the absences.
  • School-Related Absences
  • Students participating in a school-sponsored activity are considered legitimately absent from class. Such absences may include field trips, interscholastic competitions, exhibitions, or student government activities.
  • Students are required to request and complete all class work missed within three days after returning to class.
  • Students are not to be given extra or penalty assignments for legitimate participation in school-sponsored activities.
Indoor and Outdoor Suspensions
  • A student who is placed on suspension is expected to makeup all written assignments missed during the suspension period.
  • Failure to make-up assignments will result in the student being given an academic grade of “F” for those assignments.
  • It is the student's responsibility to request makeup assignments within forty-eight hours after returning to school. The teacher will set an appropriate deadline for the submission of make-up work.
  • A student who completes all assignments missed during a suspension shall not be subject to the withholding of passing grades unless the student has, in addition to the suspension, attained five or more unexcused class absences in a designated semester course or ten or more unexcused absences in an annual course.
  • Absences associated with indoor and outdoor suspensions are considered excused.