REPORTING AND CLEARING AN ABSENCE -
In the event that a student is absent, a parent should call the attendance telephone at 479-7470. The call must be made each day the student is absent. Students are not to call in their own absences. If an absence is not called in, a note explaining the absence is to be brought to the attendance office BEFORE school begins upon the students return. The following information should be included in either the phone message or note:
Reason for Absence
Date of Absence
Name and Relationship to the Student
STUDENTS LEAVING DURING THE DAY –
If a student will be leaving during the school day, a note must be presented to the office before school begins. The note must contain the student’s name, date, time of dismissal, and parent/guardian’s signature. After turning in the note, a Permission-to-leave-grounds pass will be given to the student. At the beginning of the period the Permission-to-leave-grounds pass should be shown to the teacher. The student is then required to sign-out at the attendance office, indicating the exact time of departure. Upon return, the student must turn in the Permission-to-leave-grounds slip signed by the doctor, dentist, etc. to the attendance office and they will receive a pass to class. If the student does not have a note, the student must be signed out through the attendance office by an adult. Students who leave campus without a pass during the day will receive an unexcused absence. This type of absence cannot be cleared after the fact.
TARDY POLICY –
It is our belief that being on time to classes, meetings and appointments directly relates to success in school and future career. When a student enters the classroom late, disruption occurs. It is during the first part of the period that a lesson’s objectives are explained, assignments are corrected, and new assignments discussed. All students should be at school no later than 8:05(first bell). Students who arrive at class after 8:10 are considered TARDY. Students arriving to school after 8:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and after 9:10 on Wednesdays must be signed in by an adult, bring a parent note or parent phone call is required. Students not providing one of the following will be marked as a CUT.
We understand that there may be occasional problems encountered when coming to school. We value each minute of the school day and promote student responsibility and accountability based on prompt arrival to school. Accumulated tardies within the quarter will receive the following consequences: the fifth tardy will result in a lunch detention, the seventh tardy will result in an after school detention and ten tardies or more will result in a Saturday School. Habitual tardiness will result in additional administrative action including, but not limited to, placement on a student attendance contract and referral to School Attendance Review Board (SARB).