We are now midway through the year and with the flu season in full swing, we are starting to see excessive absences from school.  With that in mind, here is a review of the Attendance and Tardy policies for Elementary and Middle / High School:

    For Elementary:

    School begins at 8:10am.  The breakfast program will begin upon student arrival and END at 8:30am.  If your child is going to be absent please call the attendance line at 268-7900 ext. 8, or just call the health office before 9:00am.  When your child returns to school, a NOTE explaining the absence needs to sent with him/her, no more that 5 days after the absence.

    EXCUSED: Physical illness, Dental, Mental and other Health related appointments.  Physical illness with written parent excuse, judicial, Religious Observance, Extenuating circumstances as judged by the Principal. Education (field trip/band lesson).

    UNEXCUSED: An absence, tardiness, or early departure is considered Unexcused if the reason for lack of attendance does not fall into one of the above categories.

    If your child needs to be excused early, please send in a written note with your child giving the time and reason for leaving early.


    In addition to the above.  All absences regardless of Excused or Unexcused designation will count against total student absences for credit.

    In order to receive credit for a course, a student must not have more that 22 absences for a full year course or more than 11 absences for a half-year course.


    If you are Tardy to school, YOUR PARENT MUST SIGN YOU IN AT THE WELCOME DESK.  Then you will be issued a pass to go to your next class. (Do not go to any other office for a pass.)

    If you have an excused tardy, give your note to the WELCOME DESK ATTENDANT.

    If you are 20 minutes or more late for any class, you will not receive credit for that class.

    All Unexcused absences will count towards NO credit for the class.

    All work, including tests and quizzes, must be made up during the next study hall or available time after you were late or absent.

    Students who practice or participate in athletic contests are expected to be in attendance the entire school day.

    Tardy to school will be excused for the following reasons only:

    Late Bus.  

    Illness substantiated by written excuse from parent, doctor or dentist.

    Required legal appearance substantiated by an official document.

    Religious observances substantiated by a parent's note.