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Attendance

Unless health forbids or some serious emergency in the home exists, each student is expected to attend class regularly.

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ABSENCE PROCEDURES
If the student is absent one or more days, the student must clear the absence by one of the following ways:
  • A parent should call the school the same day of the absence, before noon.
  • If a parent did not call in, the student will need a written excuse.
  • If the student does not have a verified excuse, either a call by a parent or a written excuse signed by a parent, the student will have to take a temporary truancy. The student will have one school day to clear the temporary truancy before it becomes a permanent truancy.
SPECIAL REQUEST TO MISS SCHOOL
A student planning to be absent for reason other than those listed above should obtain from the Attendance Office a "Request for Special Privilege: form. This form will be issued only with written permission from the parent or guardian. Failure to comply with this policy may result in the student being marked truant.

OFF-CAMPUS PASS
For a student to leave the campus while school is in session, the student must have an off-campus pass. For planned reasons, the student must have a note signed by a parent. For emergency reasons, the counseling office must get approval from a parent or their designee before the student may leave the campus. If the student leaves without an off-campus pass, the student will be truant and will not be allowed to clear the truancy. Off-campus permits will be issued (except for emergency reasons) before school, during break and at lunch from the Attendance Window.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
The attendance department will send computerized attendance letters when a student reaches 5, 10 and 15 absences in any class. (These absences may or may not be excused - all absences are counted.) When the student reaches 15 absences, he/she may be dropped from the class.
  • PARENTS SHOULD CALL OUR 24 HOUR VOICE MAIL TO REPORT ALL STUDENT ABSENCES (996-4970 EXT 3237).
  • IF STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER AN ABSENCE THEY MUST BE IN THE ATTTENDANCE LINE NO LATER THAN 7:45 A.M. OR THEY WILL BE MARKED TARDY TO FIRST PERIOD AND GIVEN A DETENTION.