We teach that success requires regular attendance and punctuality. Excessive absences and tardiness may interfere with a student's learning and directly affect a student's achievement.
Frequent unexcused absences or tardiness may result in lower grades.
Absences: An excused absence allows for work to be made up. A legal guardian needs to call the school office before 9:00 a.m. each morning of absence. Excused absences include:
- (After 3 continuous days, a doctor's note is required for each day of absence due to illness.)
- Major illness in the immediate family
- Death in the immediate family
- Trips or other absence legal guardians require and the principal approves it before the absence.
Any work assigned or tests scheduled before the student's absence will be due on the day it was originally due. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and complete any work assigned during the absence. Legal guardians who want the day's assignments should pick them up after school; this avoids interrupting the class. The amount of time for make up work will be a maximum equal to the length of absence. Legal guardians cannot expect teachers to assemble homework unless the teacher was informed before 9:00 a.m. that day. Teachers do not prepare work for planned extended vacations prior to departure, even when the principal has approved it. Having students accompany legal guardians at work instead of fulfilling the students' school-attendance obligations will teach the student poor work habits.
Early Departures: Students who leave campus during school day must have written permission and be signed out at the office by an authorized adult. Asking new people to pick up your child will cause problems. make sure we have received prior authorization, both the office and teacher need to know. Students must check back in at the office upon return to campus during the school day. Departures after school are considered final, and the student is not permitted to return to campus unless accompanied by authorized adult.
Tardiness: students are considered tardy if they are not in their seats at 8:00 a.m. or at beginning of a class period. A tardy is issued up to 2 hours after the beginning of school 2-4 hours late is recorded as half-day absent. We encourage you to make medical appointments outside of school hours. Tardy students report to the office and receive an admittance slip. Five tardies per quarter is deemed excessive. This will count as a day absent.