Attendance Procedures

Students are expected to take an active role in their learning by attending school regularly, attending all of their classes when at school, as well being prepared for classes with appropriate materials and having homework and assignments completed.

Absence From School
Students who are absent from school and for whom the Attendance Secretary has not been able to contact a parent on the day of the absence are required to bring a note signed by a parent explaining the absence. Students over 18 may provide their own signed notes. Parents are welcome to call 24 hours a day to report an absence in the attendance voice mailbox.

Acceptable reasons for absence include:

  • Family emergency
  • Dental, medical or legal appointments
  • Personal Illness
  • Approved student activities and class excursions

‚ÄčNOTE: ALL students who are in school are required to attend all of their classes. Parents cannot give permission for a student to work in the school library or other location in the school.

Leaving School During The Day
If students must leave during the day, they must report to the Attendance Secretary in the main office during their free time and sign out.
A note or a phone call from a parent/guardian will be required before a student is allowed to sign out. Students are expected to remain in the office until a parent/guardian picks them up. Students who return to school the same day must sign in at the front office upon return
If a student becomes ill during the day, he/she must report to the Main Office as soon as possible. Calls are to be made by the Attendance Secretary. Ill students are to remain in the Main Office until the arranged ride arrives.

Late Students
Students who are late for their period one class without a valid reason will require an admit slip.


Detentions

  • Detention slips are distributed in period one classes.
  • Students who miss class may be assigned two detentions per period and will be contacted in the evening by our automated attendance reporting system.
  • If a detention has been assigned in error and needs to be corrected, it is the student's responsibility to see the teacher involved with the detention slip and resolve the error.
  • Detentions are to be served in the detention room (112) during the first half of the lunch period. Students are required to serve assigned detentions (20 minutes) each day until complete. Detentions make up for missed class time.