Every student must check in with the attendance office upon late arrival to school or prior to an early departure. A pass for late arrivals and early departures will be provided to the student. Failure to comply will result in a disciplinary referral. If a pattern of poor attendance is recognized, the student may be required to obtain medical documentation for all absences to be labeled as excused.
LATE ARRIVALS Every student arriving into the building after 7:18 AM MUST SIGN IN at the attendance office where their student identification card will be scanned.
According to our Code of Conduct, any student arriving to school after 10:30 AM will be ineligible to participate in any extra-curricular activity for that day. Extracurricular refers to all music/drama productions, as well as athletics and clubs.
EARLY DISMISSAL Every student leaving the school building prior to the end of their regularly scheduled school day, must go through the attendance office. A student must do one of the following:
FULL DAY ABSENCE Parents are encouraged to phone in a full day absence and provide the attendance office with a note indicating the child’s name, date(s) of absence, reason for absence and contact phone number to verify if necessary.
Absence from school on the day of any school activity automatically eliminates participation from evening activities. This includes dances, sports and other school activities.
Grading System Policy #4710
The Board of Education recognizes that regular school attendance is a major component of academic success. The attendance requirements for course credit (District Policy #4710– Grading Systems known throughout this webpage as the Credit Policy) was designed to ensure the success of every student and reduce the level of absences, tardiness and early departures. It is imperative that all members of the school community (student, parents and staff) are aware of this policy, its purpose, procedures and consequences of non-compliance.
Minimum Attendance Requirements for High School Students: To be granted credit for any course, a student must earn a passing grade in the course and attend each class a minimum of 85% of the time or 153 per year (.85 x 180 = 153).
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