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ATTENDANCE

ATTENDANCE

Attendance is vital to the success of students in their classroom achievement.  When students are absent, they miss vital instruction that cannot be recreated.  Make-up work cannot take the place of having been in the classroom when the class discussion and learning activities were taking place.  Attendance is not only important now, but it will also be important in the working world later in the student’s life.   

When a student is absent from school, parents are requested to notify the school by 8:30 a.m.  Written notes will be accepted from parents who do not call in if the note accompanies the student on the DAY OF RETURN or PRIOR to the planned absence.  Missing class without such notice is considered to be an absence without parental and school approval.  Such absences will be considered unexcused.

After personal absence a student must get a make-up slip from the office and present it to each of his/her teachers upon return to class.  Students are responsible for asking the teacher for any missed assignments and completing it. The due date is determined by the teacher.

 

EXCUSED AND UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

Excused absences are illness, disability caused by an accident, funerals, medical and legal appointments, or other justifiable causes as determined by the principal.  All other absences are unexcused.  Personal business and personal grooming appointments are considered unexcused absencesUnexcused absences will result in ISS.  If in doubt about how an absence will be classified, request a determination from the principal in advance.  Students may miss 6 days a semester with parent excused absence.  Doctor excused absences with a doctor’s note do not count against those days.  After a total of 6 days have been accumulated a doctor note will be required for the day to count as an excused absence.  Any unexcused absence over the 6-day mark could result in ISS. Each day unexcused will result in loss of credit for the day and will be reported to the county attorney when legally bound. Seniors in jeopardy of exceeding days excused may result in loss of graduation ceremony privileges.

MAKE-UP WORK CREDIT

Students are responsible for make-up work when they are gone.  They will have the day gone plus one for each day missed at a maximum of one week unless arrangements have been made with the school counselor or principal(Ex. miss Friday- Make up work due Tuesday before class, miss Friday and Monday- Make up work due Thursday before class).  If the absence is unexcused, make up work is due upon return regardless of days missed (ex. miss 1 day-due the day you get back).  Any unexcused work past that deadline for unexcused is a zero.  Work will not be furnished unless requested by the office or if the student has a make-up slip which will identify excused or unexcused. 

Chart for excused absence make-up

1 day missed ……………………………………………… Due the day after you return

2 days missed…………………………..……………………... Due on 3rd day of return

3 days missed………………………………………………… Due the 4th Day of return

4 or more days……………………….……………………..Maximum one week unless approved by counselor or principal

 

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