• Attendance


    2018 - 2019
    Attendance Make Up Dates Semester 1
    Room E-211

    Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00  
    10/23, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22

    Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00

    10/25, 11/1, 11/8. 11/15, 12/6, 12/13, 1/17

    Saturdays 8:00 - 11:15

    11/10, 12,1, 1/5, 1/12

    Attendance Make Up Dates Semester 2
    Room E-211

    Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00  
    3/26, 4/9, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

    Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00

    4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

    Saturdays 8:00 - 11:15

    4/27, 5/4, 5/18


    Attendance Policy

    South Carolina state law requires that all children attend school regularly beginning with the school year in which the child is five years of age before September 1st until the child attains his/her 17th birthday or graduates from high school. The school year consists of 180 days, and high school students cannot accumulate more than 5 absences per class and still receive credit for the course, regardless of the grade earned in the course. Family vacations, organizational trips, or retreats during the school year are included in the 5 absences per term. Please refer to the SJHS attendance brochure for specific details regarding attendance laws, policies, and “seat time” sessions.

    Students Arriving Late

    Students arriving at school after 8:20 must report to the front desk to sign in and get a tardy pass. Failure to sign in will result in a disciplinary infraction and an assignment of ISS. Students who miss more than 45 minutes of a class will be considered absent. Hall sweeps will be conducted as a deterrent for tardiness.

    Early Dismissal By Parent Request

    Students being picked up early by a parent should bring a note in the morning before school starts to the welcome desk so they can obtain an early dismissal pass.   Administration has asked that the classes not be interrupted.  A note from a parent in the AM would prevent the phone interrupting the entire class.  We appreciate your assistance.    

    When it is time for students to leave (If they are driving), they are to go by the front desk to sign out.  Failure to sign out at the front desk will result in a disciplinary infraction.  Students will not be allowed to sign out after 3:00pm.

    Procedures To Follow After An Absence

    After an absence students are to report to the front desk before 8:15 a.m. with a note from their parent/guardian or from their doctor. Notes from the parent/guardian or doctor must be submitted to the front desk within three days of an absence. Failure to do so will result in an unverified unexcused absence. Students will not be written a tardy pass to first block because they failed to bring their note to the front desk before 8:15 a.m.

    Unlawful Absences

    Students who miss school without parental knowledge, and students who are absent from school without acceptable cause with the knowledge of the parent, are considered unlawfully absent. According to the SC Attendance/Truancy Law when students have three consecutive unlawful or unexcused absences or a total of five unlawful or unexcused absences, the school will contact parents and develop an Attendance Intervention Plan (AIP) for improved attendance. Students exceeding five days of unlawful or unexcused absences will be reported to Family Court. Students who have excessive unlawful or unexcused absences in a single class may also be referred to Family Court for truancy.

    Excused Absences

    The following absences are considered excused: medical, judicial, and bereavement. Students will need to provide documentation for medical, judicial, and bereavement absences upon returning to school. Prearranged absences for other reasons and/or extreme hardships are at the discretion of the principal.

    Reporting Student Absences

    Parents are asked to contact Beth Jordan in the event of students’ absences from school. Parents may call the attendance office at (843) 650-2448.