Parents/guardians must provide written excuses for absences of three days or more. Excessive absences and/or tardies will require an attendance plan. Unverified absences will be recorded as unexcused after three days. Absences can be excused for the following reasons:
Verified absences due to temporary illness or injury
Verified absences for an extended period of time due to physical, mental, or emotional disabilities
Verified absences due to being in the custody of the court or law enforcement authorities
Absences approved by the principal or principal’s designee.
All other absences will be recorded as unexcused.
For the safety of students, parents and guardians are required to physically sign students in and/or out at the attendance office after 7:45 am. Students arriving late must physically be signed in at the attendance office by a parent. Students not physically signed in at the office will be considered unexcused. If a student needs to leave school early for an appointment, the parent/guardian must physically sign the student out of school. Students will be called to the office for early release only after the parent or guardian has physically signed the student out from the office. Proper identification and permission (written and approved or listed in IC) is required for anyone other than the parent or guardian to pick up students.
In order for an older sibling to pick up a student, a photocopy of the authorized older sibling’s photo identification must be on file. Any schoolwork missed during an excused absence mustbe made up within the same number of days that the student was absent. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their teacher or pack regarding missing assignments. Work missed during an unexcused absence is provided to students per pack policy. Prearranged homework may be provided for some prearranged absences per pack policy. Any homework/assignments provided for prearranged absences are due to the teacher on the first day the student returns from the prearranged absence.
Students have four minutes between classes to attend to personal business and are expected to arrive to class on time, with all necessary materials, and prepared to learn. Students with more than five (5) cumulative tardies per quarter will receive a disciplinary referral and be assigned an after school detention. Subsequent tardies will receive additional consequences which may include in-school or out of school suspension. Parents are asked to track student tardies in IC and discuss the importance of being on time and prepared for class with their children.
Students are not permitted to leave class for any reason other than an emergency during the first ten (10) minutes and last ten (10) minutes of each class period.
Attendance and Extra-curricular Activities
If a student is absent from school, they may not participate in any after school and/or extra-curricular activity (e.g., sports, dances, clubs, etc.). The student must attend more than half (more than 3.5 hours) the school day to be eligible to participate in any after school and/or extra-curricular activity.