Excused- Students will be permitted to make up work for all excused absences. Excused days must be documented with a phone call or note no later than the day that the student returns. Absences are excused for the following reasons:
- Personal Illness
- Death of a family member
- Medical Appointments
- Celebration of a Religious Holiday approved by the school in advance
- Family Emergency
- Other situations that will be determined by the principal or principal designee
Unexcused- Students will receive the grade of “F” on assignments, tests, and quizzes for unexcused absences. Unexcused absences include the following:
- Absences not documented with a phone call or note on the day a student returns to school
- All other absences not listed under excused absences
Note: Suspension (out of school with no ACDC) does not count as an absence but is considered an unexcused day in regards to make up work
Excessive Absence Policy:
Any student missing more than five(5) sessions of any class (excused or unexcused) in a 12 week trimester will not receive credit for the class and will receive a marking of NC (no credit) on his/her report card. Any student that has exceeded the policy and earns the grade of F in a class will receive the marking of F on his/her report card. Students that have received a NC will not be eligible for the honor roll for that trimester. On the third absence, students will be placed on an attendance contract and a letter will be sent home stating that they are two absences away from the policy limit and reminded that credit may be taken away once more than five absences accumulate. Any absence after the fifth will need to be excused, preferably with medical documentation, to be eligible for an attendance appeal request. Attendance appeals are done on a case by case basis and are generally conducted the last week of the trimester by the attendance appeal committee. A student who misses more than ten minutes of a class period (this also includes time spent in the sick room) is considered absent from that class for one session unless the student has an admittance pass from the office or another teacher. The classroom teacher is the final authority for whether or not students were in attendance during any class period for any particular day. Students that have lost the ability to earn credit in a class due to excessive absences are still required to attend and participate in the class. Continued unexcused absence in the class will be considered truancy and disciplined as such. Continued excessive absences in study hall, the resource room, and/or the regular classroom will result in consequences ranging from assignment to ISS to recommendation for expulsion and possible loss of driving privileges. Students exceeding the attendance policy in all classes for which academic credit can be earned within the first 50 days of the trimester will be expelled for the remainder of the trimester. Students who refuse to participate or become disruptive in classes for which credit has been lost may be suspended or expelled for the trimester.
- A student that misses more than 10 minutes of a class period will be considered absent for that period. This includes sick room visits.
- A limited number of medical excuses may be taken into consideration when students are over on their days and are appealing to the committee for credit.