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Attendance Policy

Attendance and Important Information









Students are required by law to attend school punctually and regularly.  Absences are classified as follows:

  1. Excused Absences are for illness, medical or dental appointments and justifiable personal reason.
  2. Unexcused Absences are absences which occur with the knowledge and approval of the parent, but for reasons not listed above.
  3. Truancy is an absence which is an intentional and planned violation of state attendance law.

Returning to School After an Absence

  1. Students are required to bring a note from the parent on the day of return after an absence.  The note must include the date and reason for the absence and be signed by the parent or legal guardian.
  2. The student returning from an absence must report to the Attendance Office by 7:45 a.m. prior to the start of school to turn in the absence note.
  3. In case of extended absences of five days or more due to illness or the like, students must first be processed through the health office.

Excused Absences and Make-Up Assignments

Only students with excused absences shall be offered the opportunity to complete all missed classroom work or equivalent assignments with full credit.

Telephone Messages

Telephone messages from parent must be limited to emergencies only.  Emergency defined as medical appointment or a death in the family.  Any other message can be discussed with student before or after school

Change in Address and/or Telephone Number

If you move or have any changes in telephone numbers, or emergency contact names, etc., it is important that we received this information to maintain our student’s records current.  This will prevent delays in you receiving report cards and newsletters and will maintain open communication between the school and you.



Students who are tardy to class need to obtain a ticket in the main office to be admitted into class.  For every 3 tardies students are assigned a lunch detention.  If lunch detention is served students will be released 10 minutes early in order to obtain their food before their next class.  It is extremely important to be on time to Homeroom and all classes!









Es requerido por la ley que los estudiantes asistan a la escuela regularmente y puntual.  Ausencias son clasificadas de las siguientes maneras:

  1. Ausencias justificadas son por enfermedad, citas médicas o dentales y razones personales justificables.
  2. Ausencias injustificadas son ausencias que pasan con el conocimiento y consentimiento de los padres, pero por razones que no están incluidas arriba.
  3. Ausentismo escolar injustificado  es una ausencia en completa e intencional violación de la ley Estatal de asistencia


Regresando a la escuela después de una Ausencia


  1. Es requerido que los estudiantes traigan una nota hecha por el padre en el día de regreso de su ausencia.  La nota debe incluir la fecha y la razón por la ausencia y ser firmada por el padre/madre o tutor legal.
  2. El estudiante regresando de una ausencia debe reportarse a la Oficina de Asistencia antes de las 7:45 a.m. antes del comienzo de las clases a entregar su nota de ausencia.
  3. En casos de ausencias extensas de cinco días o más debido a enfermedad, los estudiantes deben presentarse primero por la enfermería.


Ausencias Justificadas y Recuperación de Tareas


Solo a los estudiantes con ausencias justificadas se les dará la oportunidad de completar todas las tareas y trabajos de la clase o equivalente por un crédito completo.


Mensajes de Teléfono


Los mensajes telefónicos hechos por los padres deben ser limitados a emergencias solamente.Emergencia es definida a citas médicas o muerte de un familiar.Cualquier otro mensaje pude ser discutido con el estudiante antes o después de la escuela.


Cambio de Dirección o Número de Teléfono


Si cambia de dirección, números de teléfono, o contactos en caso de emergencia, etc., es muy importante que recibamos esta información para nosotros mantener los registros de nuestros estudiantes vigentes.Esto evitará que haya retrasos en que usted reciba los reportes de calificaciones o cartas de información y mantener comunicación entre la escuela y usted.