Upon three (3) consecutive or five (5) unlawful absences, a student is truant. Attempts will be made to establish contact with the parent/guardian to arrange a conference. During the conference, a written plan called an AIP (Attendance Intervention Plan) will be developed with you, your student, and the school so that all have a clear understanding regarding the future attendance of your student.
Parent notes are NOT accepted as an excused absence, although we do ask that you send a note, email, or call if your student is going to be absent. Excused absences are: Bereavement, Medical, Principal Approved (with PRIOR arrangements made with the school principal), a school field trip/school activity, or Legal. Proper documentation must be turned in to the attendance clerk when the student returns to school.
If a student is absent from school…
On the day of return, the student must bring a note to the Attendance Clerk before classes begin. Without a note, the absence is unverified.
The note should include the following:
~ Current date
~ Student’s name
~ Dates of absence
~ Parent signature
~ Reason for absence
~ The parent’s daytime phone number
Doctor’s notes must be verifiable, and they ONLY excuse the dates and times stated on the doctor’s note.
Students are tardy to school after 8:20 am. A parent note does not excuse tardiness. Any student arriving after 8:20 a.m. must be walked into the building by the Parent/Guardian. If a student arrives more than 30 minutes after a class has begun, they do not receive attendance credit for that class.
This tardy policy also applies to students arriving to each class on time.
Warning & Parent Contact
Second Warning & Parent
Lunch Detention & Parent
2 Lunch Detentions & Parent Contact
5th Tardy and any future tardies
Referral to Administration &
Consequence to be Determined
With the exception of arriving late, the tardy to class policy will begin over at second semester. The tardy report is run once a month & consequences will be issued at that time.