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ATTENDANCE POLICIES

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

Please call the school office at 782-8031, before 9:00 AM, and state the reason why your student will be absent that day. If there is prior knowledge that a student will be absent, the student must complete an Absence Form, available in the link below or at the school office. The form must be signed by the parent and the teacher. The student is responsible to submit the form to the homeroom teacher or the school office one week before the requested absence, if possible.

A student arriving after 11:00 AM or dismissed before 11:00 AM will be considered absent for that day.

Absence – EL 7.16.19 (1)

If a student arrives after 7:55 AM, the parent must call the school office or write a request that day to excuse the student, stating the specific reason for tardiness. The school reserves the right to hold tardiness unexcused except in case of illness, death in the family, unforeseen emergency, medical appointment(s) or prior arrangement with the Principal. The student must sign in at the front office before entering the classroom

In order to inform the school of an early dismissal, a student must submit a written request to the teacher or the office before the beginning of the school day. A student who does not have written dismissal consent to leave may have a parent/guardian call the office. At the time of departure, the student must sign out at the office. If the student is returning later in the day, they must sign back in at the office before returning to the classroom.

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Please call the school office at 782-8031, before 9:00 AM, and state the reason why your student will be absent that day. If there is prior knowledge that a student will be absent, the student must complete an Absence Form, available online or at the school office. The form must be signed by the parent, the student’s teachers, and the Principal. The student is responsible to submit the form to the school office one week before the requested absence, if possible. Any unexcused absence will result in the student receiving a “zero” on any missed assignments.

A student arriving after 11:00 AM or dismissed before 11:00 AM will be considered absent for that day. Please see Student Handbook for information regarding excessive absences.

Absence – MS, HS 7.16.19

 

If a student is tardy, the parent must call the school office or write a request that day to excuse the student, stating the specific reason for tardiness. The school reserves the right to hold tardiness unexcused except in case of illness, death in the family, unforeseen emergency, medical appointment(s) or prior arrangement with the Principal. A student will receive an unexcused tardy if the parent fails to send in a note or make a phone call that day. Three unexcused tardies within a quarter will require a student to serve a tardy detention on a designated Tuesday or Thursday from 2:50 PM to 3:30 PM.

Any student arriving late to school is required to sign in at the Academic Office and receive a tardy pass. Failure to obtain a tardy pass will result in an “unexcused” tardy. The student is responsible to give the tardy pass to the teacher of the first class attended.

Students seeking early dismissal must submit a written request to the office in order to receive an early dismissal pass. A student who does not have written permission to leave may have a parent/guardian call the office so that the school may issue a dismissal pass. At the time of departure, the student should present the pass to the classroom teacher and sign out at the office. If the student is returning later in the day, they must sign back in at the office and receive an admission pass before returning to the classroom.