Students miss valuable learning opportunities when a portion of a class or an entire class is missed. Four periods of truancy (3 tardies = 1 period of truancy) per quarter is considered excessive. Students with four or more periods of truancy may be assigned Saturday School to make up for missing class time. Students who continue to accumulate truancies may also be placed on social probation.
- A student who arrives at school between 7:45 am – 8:00 am should go directly to class.
- A student who arrives at school after 8:00 am should go directly to the attendance office to get a late slip. Student will not be allowed to enter class after this point without the late slip.
SENIORS who accumulate 24 periods of cuts will not participate in commencement ceremonies. This includes cuts verified by a parent/guardian (indicated by “C” code in Zangle) AND absences that were not cleared within 5 days of absence (indicated by “Y” code in Zangle) Policy on Time Limit for Make-Up after Student Absences
A. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the process for obtaining make-up work after an absence from class. It is the teacher’s prerogative to set the time and place for make-up.
B. For every day of excused or unexcused absence and for every day missed due to a one-day to three-day suspension, a student will receive a day to make up the work missed. If you are absent longer than five days, the teacher will have the discretion to allow a period longer than a week, if the teacher feels the time is warranted. No make-up work is allowed for work missed because of truancy.
C. If a student is suspended for five days, the Vice Principal’s secretary will request homework. For suspensions of less than five days, students or parents may request homework through the Vice-Principal’s Office. The homework will be available for pickup after school on the day following the request. The work assigned on this basis will be due upon the student’s return to school.
D. Short Term Independent Study Program is a program for students who must be absent for longer than 5 days due to a family emergency, pending alternative placement, or unavoidable personal family business. Participating in this program prevents the student from being marked truant during the absence. Students must make a request with their Vice Principal as soon as they know they will be absent to arrange for the work to be collected from the teachers. Absence may be cleared only if the requirements of the program are met.