What do I do if I am absent?
1. If a student is absent, the parent must call the school by 9:30 a.m. each day of the absence; this includes consecutive days of absence.
2. State law requires a written note from the parent or guardian stating the reason for the student’s absence. This must accompany the student upon return to school and be given to the school office. Without the note, a student is marked legally truant, which is a misdemeanor. The written note must state the student’s name, the date of the absence and the specific reason for the absence. Student then will receive a re-admit slip. If a note is forgotten, a ONE-day grace periods will be granted; after that, the absence will remain unexcused. All notes are placed on file. There is no admittance to classes without a re-admit slip.
3. In order to be legally excused for the time away from school, the law requires that students have a note from the doctor’s office when returning to school after an appointment. Student must bring note to school office to receive a re-admit slip before being admitted to class.
4. The student is responsible for obtaining and completing all homework. As a general rule, a student has one day for each day of absence to make up missing work.
More information can be found in the Parent/Student Handbook.