Attendance Policy

Your child’s safety is important! Parents are required to notify the school if your child is absent or tardy. In the high school, please call the Main Office at 337-0101, ext. 1303.

Automated calls to parents whose children are reported absent will be initiated daily. If your child is reported absent in first and second periods, you will receive the recorded call after 9:30 a.m. If the student is reported absent in all classes, you will receive another recorded call at about 6 p.m.

EXCUSED ABSENCES

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

Student Illness parent/dr. note required)  Visiting
Serious illness or death in family Non pre-approved trips, vacations, conferences, etc.
Medical or dental appointments (dr. note required)  Employment
Pre-approved* trips, lessons, labs, tests, etc. Obtaining a learner's permit
Impassible roads/extreme weather conditions Overslept
Bus was late Missed the bus
Approved religious observances Shopping
Quarantine Babysitting, Housesitting or Pet Sitting
Required court appearances Hunting or Fishing
Incarceration "Skip Day"
Scheduled counselor/admin appointments Truancy (any absence from school without knowledge and written permission of a parent/guardian)
Pre-approved* college visits  
Pre-approved* family vacations  
Road Tests  
Military Obligations  
Out of School Suspensions  
Emergency situations (as approved by the Principal or Superintendent)  


* Pre-approved absence forms must be signed by your teachers and submitted to the Main Office prior to your absence for approval by the Principal. Blank forms are available in the Main Office at any time.

Disciplinary Actions

Students have 3 days after their return to school to submit written documentation to verify all absences (excused and unexcused). Without written documentation received within this time frame, all absences will be considered unexcused.

An accumulation of 5 unexcused absences for the entire school year will result in a 4 PM detention assigned. An accumulation of 8 unexcused absences will result in a 4 PM detention assigned. At that point, each additional unexcused absence will result in a 4 PM detention assigned.

For more specifics on our Attendance Policy, please see the Student Handbook/Agenda (page 33).

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Main Office or the Clinic to get answers. 


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