Students who fail to follow these procedures are committing a disciplinary offense. Please read your Student's Rights and Responsibilities handbook for additional information.
Suspensions are counted as absences.
Attendance is taken in each class. Students must attend a minimum of eighty minutes in each class to be considered present. Students may not exceed eight absences in a full credit course or four absences in a half credit course.
The first day a student is absent, a parent or guardian should notify the Attendance Office at 941-5603.
The student is responsible for making up all work during an absence. Upon request for extended lawful absences, the guidance clerk will arrange for assignments to be sent home. Please allow 2 days for completion of such requests.
Absences due to medical conditions, court appearances, or bereavement are approved by the principal at the time of the occurrence and at the end of each semester. Upon returning to school, the student must submit the proper documentation to the Attendance Office. Proper documentation includes a doctor's note, court documents, bereavement documents, or parental notes. A grade of FA equaling a 61 is given to all students who exceed the absences per class despite their academic average in that class.
Dismissal requests must be given to the attendance clerk before 8:15 am.
Each dismissal request should include the student's legal name, the reason for the dismissal, a current day time phone number and signature of the parent or guardian. Upon returning to campus the student must report to the attendance office and submit a medical excuse.In order to avoid unnecessary interruptions, dismissals should coincide with the end of the class period. STUDENTS MAY NOT LEAVE CLASS OR SCHOOL DURING EXAMINATION PERIODS.Students being dismissed must report to the attendance office and check out using monitoring system prior to departure.
Procedure for Late Arrival
Any student arriving on campus after 8:25 am must sign in at the Attendance Office. A parent will be contacted at that time.