In the event of a student absence, the student must present a signed note indicating the reason for the absence to all subject teachers. Absence notices must have the following information: student’s name; official class; OSIS number and the dates of the absence(s). After all teachers have signed the note, the completed note must be brought to the Attendance Office, room 145. If a student is excessively absent for the marking period, the student is to fail with a code grade of 45.
If a student develops a pattern of latenesses to your class, please initiate parental outreach. All student latenesses should be documented in a Late Log as per the Ladder of Referral.
ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS
EARLY EXCUSE POLICY
No student may be excused during school hours for any of the following reasons:
LONG TERM ABSENTEES – “NO SHOW STUDENTS”
Students whose names appear on the “NO SHOW” list issued by the Attendance Office Coordinator at the beginning of each month – October through June – must be barred from all classes until re-admitted to the active register. A re-admitted student will present a newly issued program indicating the date. Accept no excuses from the student concerning his/her absence. If the student is on the “NO SHOW” list, he/she must be barred pending official re-admission.
STUDENT ABSENCE NOTES
A student who does not attend school regularly cannot be considered to have fulfilled his educational responsibilities. Poor attendance should be reflected in the student’s grades. Although a student may not be failed solely for excessive absence, cutting or lateness, it is assumed that lack of consistent attendance will result in poor achievement and lead to failure in the subject class as a result of lack of participation, comprehension and mastery of the subject matter taught.
In an effort to reinforce student accountability for absence from school, the following guidelines will be in effect immediately:
Please remember that parents or students who question a failing grade should never be advised that absence is the determination for failing. Absence contributes to failure for the reasons outlined above.