REPORTING ABSENCES, SPECIAL ABSENCES AND REQUESTING HOMEWORK

  • To report absences, the parent or legal guardian must call the school on the day of the absence after 7:30 a.m. and before 9:00 a.m. giving the reason for the absence. If a phone is not available, please send an explanatory note when your child returns to school. A student returning to school during the day should report to the office.
  • Appointments: Because your child will miss valuable learning opportunities, please schedule all medical or dental appointments outside the school day, if possible. Should your child be late or absent for medical or dental reasons, please send a note prior to the appointment or call the school office. Appointments must be made before/after school during state assessments, as students will NOT be released during testing.

  • Students do not need to have completed and submitted assignments or tests the day they return following an exempt absence. Parents of students are responsible for contacting the teacher to schedule make-up work.

  • If assignments are not picked up as scheduled, if a student returns to school before assignments are picked up, or if assignments are not completed and returned to the teacher, this service will not be available to the student during future absences. 

  •  If a student is suspended out-of-school, his/her parents may pick-up assignments in the office per directions of the school administrator. The student must complete the assignments by the time he/she returns to school. If work is not completed, further disciplinary action may result.

TARDY AND TARDY-TRUANCY PROCEDURES

  • A student is tardy to school if he/she is not in the classroom by 8:25 a.m. (The recommended time to be at school is 8:15 a.m.) If the student arrives after 8:25 a.m., tardies (overslept, missed bus, etc.). All tardies are unexcused unless the parent provides approved documentation, i.e. doctor note, dental note, etc.

 

  • If the student arrives after 8:30 without an exemption, he/she is considered to be tardy-truant. Each tardy-truant will be considered as an absence a half day absence and will be subject to the attendance procedures above and the accompanying truancy mediation procedures.

 

  • After the sixth tardy, a letter will be sent home notifying parents of the number of tardies. After the ninth tardy and for each succeeding tardy, a detention will be assigned.