Attendance Policies

When your child is absent, please call 435-8311 to report the absence. An answering machine is available 24 hours a day. An absence is declared truant if not cleared within 48 hours. If your child sees a doctor, please ensure that a doctor’s statement is turned in to the attendance office.

Students Leaving School Early:
In order to avoid disrupting classes throughout the day, if a student must leave school early, please send a note with the student to the attendance office upon arrival to school.

Exempt and Non Exempt Absences:

  • Exempt absences are medical excuses, legal appts., field trips, college visits (up to 2/semester).
  • Non Exempt absences include: illness without medical excuse, truancy, and any other absence that has not been previously excused by an administrator.
  • Unexcused absences are truancies and any absence after 10.
  • The accumulation of 10 nonexempt absences will result in the loss of credits for the semester.


  • Is lost due to attendance on the 6th late or the 4th period of truancy.

Dance Privileges: Student attendance affects dance privileges.

  • To be eligible, you must have less than 10 lates or tardies to class or school for the current semester
  • To be eligible, you must have less than 5 periods of truancy for the current semester
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