All About Excused Absences
All Day Absences
When a student misses one or more days of school due to illness or personal reasons he/she will bring an excuse note to the Attendance Office upon their return to school. Please provide a specific reason for absences. Personal or family emergency is not an excused absence and will be marked unexcused.
1. The absence is excused only if a note is received in the Attendance Office within five (5) days of the student’s return to school.
2. If a note is not received within five (5) days the absence will be coded Unexcused, a discipline consequence can be assessed which could include truancy complaints.
3. If a student misses half of a class, they are considered absent for that class.
4. A student who has had surgery or been hospitalized should provide a physician signed release to return to school. The form should contain any restrictions or limitation regarding the student’s physical functioning capacity while in attendance at school.
Arriving Late to School
Students will not be allowed to repeatedly interrupt 1st period class due to their late arrival to school. A student who is repeatedly tardy to period 1 may be subject to truancy consequences. The student will need to sign in at the Attendance Office prior to going to class.
Leaving School Early
Any student leaving school for any reason must check out at the attendance office with a parent or guardian.