Make-Up School and Attendance Guidelines
In order to receive credit for a one-unit class, a student must attend at least 84 out of 90 school days. Students will not receive credit in classes with more than 6 absences, regardless of the reason for the absence. A student must make up any absence over the 6 during the semester in which the absences occur. Make-up sessions are available at various scheduled times during the semester. Attendance interventions are also available during the semester. Students will not receive credit for a course if the time is not made up in make-up school or tutoring. Absences due to “skipping” or “cutting” class cannot be made up.
Students are to bring official documentation for any absence from school, ie.; a written excuse (signed by a parent/guardian) OR a medical excuse within three days after returning to school. This documentation will be filed in the attendance office. Documentation does not erase absences, it only states why the student missed school.
Signing out during the school day
Should a student need to be signed out early, a signed note must be submitted to the office. NO phone calls are accepted.
If extended illnesses or medical conditions exist which may cause a student to miss over 10 days, the student’s parent should contact the guidance counselor to apply for homebound services. If a student not on homebound misses 10 or more classes, even for medicals, he/she must have special written permission from the principal to make them up.
Automated phone calls will notify parents of each absence, and letters are mailed home when a student has missed three or more days. Students are responsible for maintaining accurate absence records.