ABSENT FROM SCHOOL REPORTING
It is the responsibility of the parent to contact the school at 891-1380 by 9:00 a.m. if a student is absent from school. This confirms to school personnel that parents are aware of the absence. If not notified by 9:00 a.m., someone from the school will be contacting the parent by telephone, at home or work.
Excused tardies include: late bus and professional appointments, which are accompanied by a doctor/dental verification slip.
Excused absences include: illness, recovery for an accident, professional appointments, required court attendance, death in the immediate family and observance or celebration of a bona fide religious holiday. Other situations will be considered unexcused.
Absences and tardies are subject to school consequences: Absences: notification letters will be mailed home on the 5th, 7th, and 10th absences in a trimester whether the student's absences are excused or unexcused. If a student accumulates additional absences to school in the same trimester, parents /guardians may be requested to meet with the principal to develop an Improvement Plan for their child's attendance and/or the student may be referred to the county truancy officer. Tardies: Consequences will be established and applied by the classroom teacher.
Homework assignments for absent students: Assignments for students missing two or more days may call or email the teacher to request missing assignments. Students having missed a day of school, may collect missed assignments the following school day.