The attendance desk is open at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m.
Parents or guardians must notify the school regarding all absences whether excused or unexcused.
Absences must be cleared within two days of returning to school otherwise the absence will become a cut and the student will receive consequences.
To report an all day absence call 828-2671.
To report a partial day absence call 803-3200.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Full Day Absence
Parent/guardian must call the attendance recorder on the morning of or within 48 hours of the absence.
1. Provide the date of the absence
2. Spell the student’s last name
3. Provide the first name of the student
4. Provide reason for absence
5. Identify yourself
Partial Day Absence
In order for an absence to be excused when a student must leave school early or comes to school late, the following requirements must be met:
1. When coming to school late, the student must bring a note to the office, sign in and receive a pass to class.
2. When leaving school early, the student must bring a note to school, show it to his/her teacher, bring it to the office and sign out.
Failure to follow procedures may result in a cut from the class. Consequences can include a referral to the teacher or Monday School. In order to clear a partial day absence, students must sign in and/or out and parent contact must be made prior to the student leaving campus.
Authorized Attendance Clearance
Absences may ONLY be cleared by a telephone call personally made by the parent, guardian, or person listed on the emergency card if parents cannot be reached. Calls made by the student or persons not authorized to clear a student’s absence violate rules for attendance and will result in student disciplinary action.
ONLY 12th graders with a student ID Cardmay leave for lunch, but they must return before the next period.
Leaving at Lunch for 9th, 10th, and 11th
Students may not leave without their parent’s permission. If a student leaves for lunch, the parent must come into the office to sign the student out.
To obtain an excused tardy, a note from a parent, a guardian, or a medical facility stating the reason for the tardy is required. Only tardies due to illness and medical appointments will be considered excused. Medical appointments require a slip from the medical or dental office to be excused.
Tardy to Classes Consequences
After the late bell rings the student is tardy. Every three tardies = a one hour detention, assigned by the classroom teacher to be served by the student at lunch time. Students who are more than 30 minutes late to class will receive a Very Tardy. Students with Vary Tardies may receive Monday School and begin the SARB process.
Students will be unable to access the PE locker room and will receive a dress cut if they are not excused with a note.
Trips, college visits, or other anticipated absences require a pre-informed, Independent Study Contract. Independent study contracts must be requested 2 weeks prior to the absence. Contracts are available for a minimum of five days of absence but are not to exceed 10 days of absence. The contract must be signed by the parent and returned to the attendance office the next day.
Illness – Excessive Illnesses may require a Drs Note to be excused.
Medical/Dental/Optometric Appointments (EXCUSED WITH A MEDICAL SLIP ONLY)
Make-up work resulting from an excused absence must be completed within a reasonable period of time commensurate with the length of the absence.
Other Excused Absences
Religious Retreat (no more than 4 hours per semester)
Approved School-Related Activities
Observation of Religious Holidays
Employment Conference (requested by parent)
Unexcused Absence – No Consequences
Excessive Illnesses w/out a valid Dr.’s Note
Out of Town – No Independent Study Contract
Unexcused Absence with Consequences (CUTS)
Cutting class without permission
Illegal phone call (Phone Forgery)
Failure to sign in or out of school
Failure to clear an absence within two days of returning to school without Independent Study Contract
Students who have more than 3 cuts in a semester in a class may be denied credit. A call from the attendance office will alert parents of the absences. Students with excessive absences and illnesses may be sent to the SARB team and receive further consequences.
Illness at School
If a student becomes ill at school, he/she must report to the nurse or attendance office. If the nurse or attendance desk clerk determines the student should be sent home, the parents will be notified. It is essential the Emergency Card be kept current. A student may not be released unless a parent or other designated adult on the emergency card has been contacted. Students must sign in and out at the attendance desk. Students must sign out before they leave campus at any time. Students who fail to sign out may receive disciplinary action.