Unexcused Absence Procedure
Students are expected to be in class daily. Being absent from class unexcused will result in the following consequences:
1st Unexcused Absence Offense
1 - Lunch or After School Detention issued Parent notification
2nd Unexcused Absence Offense
1 - Extended Day Detention issued
Referral to Dean;Parent notification
3rd Unexcused Absence Offense
2 - Extended Day Detentions issued
Referral to Dean/loss of open period/ assigned to study hall
4th Unexcused Absence Offense
2 - Half Saturday's issued/loss of open period/ assigned to study hall
Additional loss of privileges
5th Unexcused Absence Offense
Referral to Dean/ Additional Disciplinary Consequences
(Saturday’s, In-school suspension, Out-of-school suspension) loss of open period/ assigned to study hall
In cases of excessive absences, a behavior contract may be issued to the student and possible removal from class.
Students with multiple absences in multiple classes will receive additional disciplinary consequences**
If a student reaches five unexcused absences in a given class, an attendance contract will be issued.
Counselors, parents, and deans will all be aware a contract has been issued.
If the student fails to meet the terms of the contract, the teacher can refer the student to the dean to have the student dropped from the class.
A student is tardy if they are not in the room at the start of class.
The student will be considered tardy if less than 10 minutes late to class.
Being tardy to class may result in being assigned a detention from the classroom teacher.
When a student arrives late to class, it is their responsibility to present themselves to the teacher after class to make sure they were not marked absent.
Failure to do so may result in an unexcused absence being recorded for that period.
Signing In / Signing Out Procedure
Students must sign-in at the Attendance office if they arrive after their school day has begun.
Students must sign out at the Attendance office if they are leaving during the school day.
Students must always check-in at the Attendance office no matter what time they are signing in or signing out.
Students will be given a pass to either re-enter or leave the building.
A parental note or phone call must accompany a request to leave school early or to sign in late. This must be done within 24 hours to excuse the absence(s).
Students must leave the campus for those periods designated by the parental excuse.
STUDENTS NOT FOLLOWING THIS PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE AND A DETENTION FOR EACH CLASS MISSED.
Early Release Information Procedure
Juniors and Seniors are offered the early release privilege as long as they do not have class at the end of the day.
Freshmen and Sophomore students are not offered this privilege.
Students must have an early release card on file in the Deans' office for each semester. The card must be signed by their parents.
Students must have their ID's with them every day in order leave campus.