The ultimate responsibility for student attendance lies with the student and the parent. Attendance, punctuality, and student participation are three keys to successful achievement in school.

ABSENCES: Absences are to be classified as either excused or unexcused. This is to be determined by the principal or their designee. Excused absences shall include:

  1. Personal illness;
  2. Illness of immediate family member;
  3. Death in the family;
  4. Extreme weather conditions;
  5. Religious observances; or
  6. Circumstances, which in the judgment of the principal create emergencies over which the student has no control.

*Preferably notes pertaining to illness would be issued by a physician.

Upon return to school, the student must present a noted from the parent or guardian for absences not later than three days following his/her return. Otherwise, the absences will be considered unexcused. The note should include the student’s full name, date of the absence(s), reason for absence, and a parent/guardian signature. After 7 parent notes for absences, only doctors’ notes will be accepted.  You will only be allowed to use 3 parent notes per semester.

Once a student has reached five (5) unexcused absences they will be subject to the following discipline plan.

  • 5 Unexcused: Letter sent to parent
  • 7 Unexcused: Referral to School Truancy Review Board
  • 9 Unexcused: Referral to District Truancy Review Board
  • 12 Unexcused: Petition to Juvenile Court

TARDINESS TO SCHOOL: Students arriving to school after 7:45 a.m. are considered tardy. Students cannot simply be in the building, rather, they must be in class by 7:45 a.m. Students not in class by this time will be directed to the office and will be considered tardy to school. Bus room and cafeteria open at 7:00 a.m. and car riders may be dropped off during this time as well. Please be sure to have your child at school in plenty of time for them to arrive in class on time.

Infractions for tardiness clear at the end of each semester.

  • 3 Unexcused: Administrative conferences, parent contact
  • 5 Unexcused: Referral to the School Truancy Review Board
  • 7 Unexcused: One Extended Learning
  • 9 Unexcused: One In-school Alternative Setting
  • 10 Unexcused: Referral to District Truancy Board
  • 12 Unexcused: Suspension and referral to Disciplinary Hearing Authority


There will be no early sign-outs after 2:20 P.M.