Windemere Ranch Middle School

Attendance Policy

Tardy & Absence Policy

 

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:
 
Students Name
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).
 
 
 

Missing the Last Ten School Days for 2015-16/Missing the First Three Days of 2016-17

Missing the Last Ten School Days for 2016-17/First Three School Days for 2017-18

 

 

Students should be in attendance through the last day of school, June 1, 2017, to maintain their enrollment status at their current school.  Independent study contracts will not be issued the last 10 days of school.  All independent study contract work must be finished and submitted by May 17, 2017 in order for work to be graded and attendance to be recorded.

 

If your child must leave school earlier than 10 school days (May 17 or earlier) before the last day of school and does not return before the end of the school year, your child may be subject to the following consequences:

 

  • Incomplete or lowered final grades
  • Review by school/district attendance review board
  • Unenrolled and placed on the waitlist upon re-enrollment, if space is not available.

 

If your student is unenrolled, there may not be a space at the current school for your student to return in the fall.  In this case your student may have to be diverted to another elementary school in the district.  Middle and High school students may not be able to access their elective choices if they re-enroll upon their return. 

 

Please note: 

In accordance with California Education Codes 48205 and 48260, and District Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5113, any student who misses 3 or more school days without a valid excuse, as defined by AR 5113, shall be reported as truant to the District attendance supervisor.

 


Missing the First Three Days of School 2017-18

 

As you plan your summer vacation, be aware that school begins on Monday, August 14, 2017

Because our district is growing, schools are very full and many continue to have wait lists.

  • As in the past, if your child does not attend the first three days of school, your student will be dropped from the school on  Thursday, August 17, 2017

In that event, you will need to re-enroll your student.  A space at your resident school will not be held for your child.  If there is not space at your resident school when you return, your child will be placed at the closest school based on space availability.