Absence Policies

Unexcused Absence Policy

Class Period Unexcused Absences

A student who has one or more class-period unexcused absences will have one or more of the following interventions:

1st Unexcused Class Period Absence           

Intervention: parent notification and assigned detention

2nd Unexcused Class Period Absence           

Intervention: parent notification and assigned two (2) hours of Saturday School

3rd & Subsequent Class Period Unexcused Absences

Intervention: parent notification, assigned four (4) hours of Saturday School. Student may be assigned further progressive discipline for continued unexcused class-period absences. 

Unexcused Full-Day Absences

A student who has one or more full-day unexcused absences will have one or more of the following interventions:

1st Unexcused Full-Day Absence           

Intervention: parent notification and assigned four (4) hours of Saturday School

2nd Unexcused Full-Day Absence           

Intervention: parent notification, assigned a full day of In-School Suspension and placed on an Attendance Contract

3rd & Subsequent Full-Day Unexcused Absences

Intervention: parent notification, assigned a full day of In-School Suspension, and assigned to a restorative conference.  

Excused Absence Policy

Excused Absences

A student who reaches five or more excused absences in any class will have one or more of the following interventions:

Five Absences

The first time a student accumulates five (5) absences in one or more classes, the Attendance Office will mail home “Attendance Confirmation Letters.”

Seven Absences

A final “Attendance Confirmation Letter” will be sent when a student misses seven (7) days in one or more classes. In most cases, parents/guardians will already be aware of the absences and no further dialog need occur.