The parent or guardian is legally responsible for the attendance and punctuality of the student. Classes are planned so that regular attendance is required if the student is to receive the full benefit of the instruction. Excessive absenteeism generally results in poor learning and unsatisfactory grades.
Absences—Students need a written excuse from a parent/guardian after each absence from school. If prolonged or chronic absences occur, the school may request a written explanation from the student’s physician. A record of poor attendance could necessitate retention. Students must complete
missed work within a time limit equivalent to the time they missed (i.e. absent 1 day-have 1 day to complete homework. Absent 1 week-have 1 week to complete
Assignments that have been given a specific advanced date (i.e. term papers and large projects) will be required of the student whether the student is present or absent from school on that day. Please make arrangements to have the assignment delivered to school by the assigned class period.
A secondary student who is absent for only the day a test is given shall be expected to take the test the day he/she returns providing the test was announced prior to the date of absence.
Parents should call the school office if a student is ill or will not be in attendance for any other reason.
If you are planning a family trip or know that your child will miss several days at a time, please discuss this with your child’s teachers and make arrangements to get his/her homework in advance. Students are responsible for getting their assignments and for the completion of unfinished assignments during absences. Assignments should be complete on the day the student returns to class. Please be conscientious
and avoid planning family vacations during school days. Please plan vacation time during scheduled breaks off of school.
For all other absences, it is most helpful if a parent can pick up missed assignments on the day of the absence.