Absence and Tardies

If your student will be absent or tardy it is the parent's responsibility to contact the school at 616-891-8649 by 8:35 a.m.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.


Please take school-starting time seriously.
The tardy bell rings at 7:35 a.m. Students are expected to be in class, ready to begin the school day at that time. A parent should call the school when a student is going to be absent or tardy. Students arriving anytime after 7:35 am must stop in the office to sign-in and receive a tardy pass before going to class. Please remember, students arriving late have missed some education and inadvertently disrupt the education of others.

Excused tardies include:

Late bus and professional appointments.

Excused absences include:

Illness, recovery from an accident, professional appointments, required court attendance, death in the family and observance or celebration of a bona fide religious holiday. Other situations will be considered unexcused.

For more information regarding the schools absent and tardy policies, please refer to the Student Handbook.