Any student arriving between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. is considered tardy. Any student arriving after 9:30 a.m. but before 11:30 p.m. is considered 1/2 day absent. Any student arriving to school after the school day begins must sign in at the office. A student who was present at the beginning of the school day but leaves school before 2:00 p.m. is considered 1/2 day absent. Perfect Attendance is granted to students who have zero absences from school with no sign-outs or tardies. Excellent Attendance is granted to students who have missed no more than three (3) excused days, with no more than three (3) sign-outs and no more than three (3) tardies. Students who have missed an excess of ten (10) days will be required to present a doctor’s excuse for those absences. Any missed class work must be completed.
Tardy Policy is as follows: 3 tardies will be equal to ½ day absence, 6 tardies will be equal to 1 full day absence.
To ensure your child’s safety and protection, parents/guardians are requested to call or notify the school on the day their child is absent, unless previous notification has been given. A student who has been absent from school or left school early shall, upon his/her return, bring a written excuse from his/her parent/guardian or a doctor’s excuse stating the length of time and reason for his/her absence. This excuse will be given to the office. All students who were not in class the previous day must check in with the office. Excused absences are given for the student’s personal illness, death in immediate family (parent/guardian, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece), and other reasons to be considered on an individual basis. A note from parents/guardians will be accepted for only ten days per school year. All other absences must have a doctor’s excuse. Any absence that is unexcused, including out of school suspensions or expulsions, will result in no make-up work.
Friendly Letter Home: A friendly letter will be sent to parents of students that have 1 unexcused absence to notify of attendance problems.
A-Team Meeting: Any student having 5 or more absences will be required to have a conference with the Building Attendance Team or Member(s) to review attendance policy and consequences of continued absences. Parents will be required to attend the meeting with the student.
Court Program: All students labeled as habitual or chronically truant to school will be turned over to the juvenile court system and are required to follow the recommendations of the court in regards to the student’s educational standing.
A student who misses assigned work because of excused absence is expected to make up the work in a reasonable amount of time, depending upon the length of absences. A student, who is absent for one day, should be ready to make up the work the next day. Generally, one day of make up should be allotted for each day of absence. For a prolonged absence the teacher may alter this general rule. Make up work is the responsibility of the student. The student should ask for the make up work and discuss with the teacher the work and time allotment for make up upon return to class.
The After-School Attendance Tutoring Program is designed to provide a great opportunity for students to improve their academic performance and attendance and to assist students in overcoming their academic difficulties caused by chronic absences.
1. The tutoring/make-up sessions will be held after school as scheduled and announced by the building principal.
2. Failure to serve the assigned tutoring/make-up sessions will result in:
a. Loss of some or all student privileges (field trips, classroom parties, recess, field day, etc.)
b. Loss of privileges to attend or participate in all after school activities (dances, athletic events, etc.)
c. Loss of participation in extracurricular activities including musical groups
d. Any other disciplinary action as determined by the building principal
In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 3314.03(A)(6), a student who fails to participate in one hundred five (105) consecutive hours of the learning opportunities offered to the student, the student will be automatically withdrawn from school by the end of the thirtieth (30th) day after the student has failed to participate.
Truancy is defined as absence from school without permission of guardian or school personnel. This also includes leaving school without permission at any time during the school day. Truancy will be handled as a disciplinary problem. After 10 unexcused absences the parent/guardian will be referred to the truancy officer.
After checking out of school early or being absent, students must report to the office to check in and present a note or doctor’s excuse stating the reason for the absence. All absences will be unexcused until properly verified.