Absences must be substantiated by a written excuse from the parent/guardian preferably on the day the student returns or within 2 days. After 5 unexcused absences and the following 10, 12, 15, 20 unexcused absences, the student has failed to comply with this policy and as a result, the child will be referred to the Compulsory School Attendance Officer. (The absences being unexcused and the student being truant.)
The attendance clerk will review the excuses/notes from parents and give the child an admittance slip to class. Students must have an admit slip the day following an absence to return to class. Absences are recorded daily and/or by period. Period absences are recorded for exemption and make-up work purposes. The principal may grant exceptions for extended absences or special circumstances. Up to 6 parental notes for each individual day missed will be accepted, or the student will be considered truant. Medical excuses may be excused with principal approval.