Elementary and Middle School students (K3-8th grade) must be in attendance a minimum of 129 days for the school year, which means they can only have 12 unexcused absences for the year.
High School students (9th-12th grade) must be in attendance a minimum of 62 days per semester in order to be eligible to receive grades, which means they can only have 6 unexcused absences for the semester.
CONSEQUENCES for Absences
Students in K3-8th grade will not be promoted if they have 12 or more unexcused absences for the year.
Students in 9th-12th grade will NOT earn credit for the semester in any course in which they have 6 or more unexcused absences for the semester.
Absences are excused for the following reasons: illness of the student (documented by doctor); serious illness or death of an immediate family member; mandated court appearances or other legal requirement; educational or athletic activities sanctioned by the school.
Written documentation must be provided within two (2) school days of an absence before an absence can be excused by Administration. Students who receive an excused absence must make up all work missed within three (3) school days of the student’s return to class. For extensive absences, the classroom teacher will determine an appropriate deadline for make-up work. It is the responsibility of the student to inquire about make-up work and to complete it in a timely manner. As far as possible, medical appointments should be scheduled on Fridays. The consequences for excessive absences are the possibility of not earning enough days present for promotion or credit and the possible failure of the grade or course, due to reduced learning time
Unexcused absences are those absences which are not excused according to the preceding paragraph. Unexcused absences include, but are not limited to, family vacations and outings, cosmetic appointments, or skipping school. In addition, students who are suspended or who are suspended in lieu of expulsion earn unexcused absences for each day of the suspension. (Students receive zero credit for missed work due to suspension.) The consequences for unexcused absences are the possibility of not earning enough days present for promotion or credit and the possible failure of the grade or course, due to reduced learning time.
Upon receiving three (3) unexcused tardies, a student will be referred to Principal, and the parents will be notified that Administrative Consequences will be carried out. Three (3) unexcused tardies are equivalent to a full school day absence. (Policies regarding absences and make-up work will apply.) The first consequence of this absence will be an In-School Suspension period.
The student is allowed to make up the missed work but the absence is counted against the attendance requirement.