Absences

ATTENDANCE

Regular school attendance is mandatory and essential to school success.  All students must be in the building by 8:25 a.m.  A note from a parent/guardian explaining the student's absence must be brought to the Homeroom teacher the day following any absence.  Legal reasons for absences are certain religious holidays.  Parents/Guardians are to call the school at 806-4266 before 9:00 a.m. on the morning the student will be absent or late to school.

Truancy

A child who is sent to school by his/her parent/guardian, but does not attend for other than lawful reasons is truant.  Truancy is a violation of the Compulsory State School Attendance Law.  Administrative disciplinary measures result from truancy.

Tardiness

Tardiness is unacceptable.  If students arrive after 8:35 a.m., they are considered tardy.  Students arriving after the Homeroom period, 8:35 a.m., must first report to the Main Office to obtain a late card.  A written note from a parent/guardian stating the reason for the student arriving after 8:35 a.m. must be submitted.  The late card must be signed by all the teachers and returned to the Main Office.  Students who have excessive unexcused tardies are assigned detention.  The school counselor will contact a parent/guardian if excessive tardiness continues.

Appointments

Students may not leave the building during the day for any reason.  Students will be excused from school for dental, medical or other appointments when written permission from a parent/guardian is brought to the Main Office in advance for approval.  Students will only be released to a parent/guardian from the Main Office.

Extended Vacations

Extended vacations are discouraged.  Parents should plan vacations to coincide with scheduled school holidays.  We believe the continuity of instruction is a vital part of each student’s education.