ATTENDANCE: The first bell of the day will ring at 7:30 AM. Class will begin with the 8:00 AM bell. Students arriving after 8:00 AM are to report to the office for a late slip. School ends at 2:40 PM for all students. Students are counted absent for any part of the day that they miss. Students are expected to make up the work they miss.  All students must be picked up by 3:00 PM.

Absence from school shall be considered excused for the following circumstances when the school receives a note from a parent or guardian:

Death or serious illness within the student’s immediate family,

Illness of the student with a parent’s statement regarding the student’s illness, disability, or medical appointment, and

Special and recognized religious holidays regularly observed by persons of their faith.

Individual cases to be determined at the discretion of the building level principal such as:

Illness not involving a doctor’s visit,

Trips with prior approval of the principal,

Health office visits,

Required court appearances, and

Other extraordinary circumstances which could affect the attendance of a student which are not covered in this policy.

Absences with a doctor's note will be excused.  Absences with a parent note will be excused up to 4 times per semester.  Any further absences without a doctor's note will be unexcused.

Students with 5 unexcused absences will be required to attend a truancy meeting with parents and truancy team (Tier 1).  Students with 6 unexcused absences will be required to attend a second meeting with the counselor (Tier 2).  Students with 9 unexcused absences will be referred to the attendance supervisor (Tier 3).