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School Policies » Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy

Philosophy

Students are to be in class daily to maximize opportunities for success.  Excessive tardiness and absences have a direct correlation to poor student performance and are detrimental to the learning environment.  Parents, students, and the entire school staff all have a shared responsibility to ensure that obtaining a quality education is the top priority. 

Attendance Policy

  • Students who have been absent from school for any part of the day, must report to their Small Learning Community (SLC) Office before returning to class.  The student must bring a note, signed by a parent/legal guardian stating the reason for the absence, dates of the absence from school, and a parent /guardian contact phone number. 
  • Students who returns from an absence without a note, and whose parent/guardian cannot be contacted, will be considered truant.
  • Assignments and tests missed during an excused absence may be made up.  An excused absence includes the following:
    • Student illness
    • Medical, dental, optometrist, or chiropractic appointment
    • Attending a funeral for an immediate family member
    • Jury Duty
    • Illness or medical appointment for a child of whom the pupil is the parent
    • Court appearance (requires verification from the Court)
    • Religious retreat or ceremony (requires verification from religious representative)
    • Religious holiday
  • All other absences are unexcused. The opportunity to make up missed assignments and/or tests will not be granted.
  • Students absent for more than three (3) consecutive days, should have their parent/guardian notify the Counselor in their SLC with the reason for the absence and expected date of return. 
  • Students absent five (5) or more consecutive days due to a medical reason must be cleared through the nurse with a doctor’s note before returning to class.
  • Early Leave:  the student must bring a signed note requesting to leave early to their SLC Office no later than 8:15am on the day of the early leave.  The note must include:  student name, birth date, reason for leaving, time of departure, contact number of parent/guardian, and parent’s signature.  All early leaves will be verified prior to releasing the student.

Emergency Early Leave:  In the event the parent/guardian must take the student out of school before the end of the school day, the parent/guardian must come to the students’ SLC Office with identification and request to have the student summoned for an early leave.