Absence Policies and Appeals

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.  Student may be assigned a failing grade/or a “No Credit” (N/C) grade.

Loss of Credit

Credit may be lost if a student accumulates 3 or more unexcused absences in any class in any semester. 

Students may file an appeal to receive the grade and credit earned at the end of the semester if they are notified that they have too many unexcused absences.

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.

Ten Absences

Our office will mail home a “Loss of Credit” notice if and when a student attains ten (10) absences. At the end of the semester, your student may receive an “F” (failing) grade or a “NC” (no credit) for the affected class(es) depending on whether or not he/she satisfactorily completed the class work with a “D” grade or higher. 

Students may file an appeal to receive the grade and credit earned at the end of the semester if they are notified that they have too many excused absences in one of more classes.